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C-4 Yourself

5.11a, Sport, 80 ft,  Avg: 3.2 from 19 votes
FA: Kelly Cordner, Urmas Franosch, and John DiAnnibale (June '97)
California > Sierra Eastside > Bishop Area > Owens River Gorge > Upper Gorge > Flavin Haven
Access Issue: Bridges Out! IMPORTANT LADWP NEGOTIATIONS!! High water release May 13, 2019!!! Details

Description

This tricky route is the next bolted line right of Nice Jugs. It goes up the slab, turns a roof, and then continues up more slab. Those expecting the roof to be the crux will be in for a surprise when they pull onto the slab above. Look for the hard-to-see finger pocket to make the clip from and then crimp and smear through the final tenuous moves to reach easy terrain.

Protection

8 bolts, 2 bolt anchor/lower

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Nice 5.11a!
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unknown climber, 01/14/18
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[Hide Comment] 80 pitches?!?!?? Sep 20, 2014
Euan Cameron
Mammoth Lakes
[Hide Comment] fixed. Sep 21, 2014
old5ten
Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
  5.11b
[Hide Comment] awesome route that has a lot of variety and is definitely not your typical gorge 11a. i thought the route had three succinct and successive cruxes: getting established at the roof (looks easy, felt tricky), pulling the roof (physical but not that bad), and moving past the 2-finger pocket. cool opposition of hands and feet and a subsequent knee bar frictioning of the slab under the roof. May 24, 2019