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Mission Impossible S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Type: Sport
FA: unknown
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Shared By: ascender30 on Feb 20, 2011
Admins: Aron Quiter, andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Belay the scramble to the crux

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Max McKinnon
San Jose, CA
5.10c PG13
Max McKinnon   San Jose, CA
5.10c PG13
Totally awesome climb. Nothing came off while climbing although I was planning on it, and this made the lead quite engaging. Rating felt accurate, although it would have been much easier having the confidence to match hands or feet on some holds. Rating PG13 as one difficult sections for me could have used an additional bolt protecting the action. No rappel links at first anchor. I left two quick links for rappelling. May 22, 2016
Dustin Stephens
  5.11a
Dustin Stephens  
  5.11a
One of the best pitches in the Pinns. Stout for 10c. Dec 30, 2014
Simon W
Nowhere Land
 
Simon W   Nowhere Land
 
Fun climb, on mostly good rock, with a mossy bit down low.

As the book says, you'll need two nuts to put on hangerless bolts at start.

I found the crux somewhat committing in that you don't really have much to aim for once you go for it, and it's hard to back off. A hold may have broken off there as there is a big pocket where an embedded rock came out.

There's one runout higher up, maybe 15-20', on 8+ ish climbing. Didn't feel any harder than the climbing on Lava Falls or Shake n Bake, but it was early in the morning and the closer bolts down low make it seem far.

Overall worth the trip, long 5.10 and few crowds out there. Felt harder to me than the crux on Power Tools Aug 24, 2014

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