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Aerial Boundaries T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Arc of a Biner T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Bear Damage S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Between the Thighs T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Digging in the Dirt T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Direct East Face 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b A2
Flight of Stares T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Full Metal Jacket 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a A3
Holy Grail T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Ladies on Top T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Levity's End T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Lizards Kiss, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Modern Guilt T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Offramp T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Pennies On The Patio T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
South Cracks T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
South Face T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Stair Trek T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
There's always room for Jello S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 1000 ft, 7 pitches, Grade III
FA: EC Joe, Dave Hickey, Ken Awbrey 1984
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Shared By: limpingcrab on Nov 6, 2012
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

I wish I could make the title say 5.10 safe, 5.7R because the crux takes all the gear you want. Great line directly up the center of a great formation! Really fun climb with thin face, knobs, cracks, off-width, and everything in between. The crux is very well protected, but some of the easier pitches are run out or rely on slinging knobs and some old bolts. Can be climbed for most of the year, but the road closes in winter and it may get too hot for wusses from the coast in the summer.

P1: Climbs up past a bolt to the yellow rectangle at the base of the knobby wall. (5.9)
P2: Follow the base of the wall up and left until you get to big knobs. Take the knobs up to condor watch ledge. (5.8)
P3: Move right along the ledge and climb up more knobs, past a few old bolts, to a three bolt anchor at a small stance. (5.7)
P4: Follow the ramp up and left towards the obvious corner. (5.7R)
P5: Follow the corner through cracks from wide hands to OW and lie backs until you get to a stance at the bottom of the obvious dihedral crux pitch. (5.10)
P6: Climb the corner, place a piece near the top to protect the follower, and belay from the far right end of the ledge. (5.10)
P7: Head up and right from the right end of the ledge. Find the path of least resistance. (5.8 PG-13)

Location

To get there: Take the stairs until you get a view west, hop the railing and head down/left to a 2 bolt anchor, rap down to the big brushy zacolo ledge, follow the ledge south and down some 3rd class until you're on condor watch ledge, two bolted raps from the end of this ledge reach the ground (125' and 165'). Need two ropes or a tag line for the raps.

Protection

Hmmm... Trying to remember.
Cams from small to 5" with extra in the 2.5" range for the crux
Set of nuts
Slings for knobs
limpingcrab
Visalia, CA
 
limpingcrab   Visalia, CA
 
If you traverse left for about ten feet at the end of that pitch, right before the ledge, it's like 5.6 :) Jun 11, 2016
Brian Prince
morro bay, ca
 
Brian Prince   morro bay, ca
 
not quite the classic i was expecting, mainly just cause it's so runout. would have a hard time recommending it. cool route for sure but dang, watch out for that 4th pitch. and come on LC, even the guide gives that pitch 5.8! last pitch is also very heads up. not too bad if you find the right way, but could bail left if you're not feeling it.

I don't think the 5" piece is really necessary.. Jun 8, 2016
J. Albers
Colorado
J. Albers   Colorado
Nice addition Dan, thanks. Nov 7, 2012