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Machine Gun aka Pin Scars T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Magnum Case TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Type: Trad, TR, 30 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 999 total · 13/month
Shared By: Tristan Burnham on Feb 3, 2012
Admins: Chris Owen, jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This is kinda like 3 Pigs, but longer. Just follow the pin scars up. You can pinch some of them too. It can be pumppy, but it turns to a slab towards the top. Another problem is there are so many holes so keep bumping up and switch hands until you find the better ones.

Location

The right of the two pin scar cracks.

Protection

You could trad lead this with some small gear. C4's are too big for most of the holes. You'd have to use master cams or TCUs and tri cams.

To set up a TR, head left and up to the top. You can put a hex behind a boulder and use some long webbing. There is also a place right by the lip for some cams in a horizontal crack and there is a stud off to the side you can cinch off.

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Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
I would not recommend leading this one - due to the low PSI of the rock. Apr 12, 2012
Russell Houghten
los angeles, ca
Russell Houghten   los angeles, ca
Someone added some glue ins for lead which were all cut out. Looked fun. Nice route either way. Dec 17, 2017
Tristan Burnham
La Crescenta, CA
 
Tristan Burnham   La Crescenta, CA
 
Yep someone wasted a ton of nice glue ins trying to make this a sport route. If you’re going to bolt something at Stoney replace old anchors and only old anchors where their is no natural or gear anchors. Feb 21, 2018

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