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Adult Gerbils $1.59 T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Pearls Before Swine T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Ren T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Smears for Fears (aka Poodle Pile) T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Spirit Of The Dead T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Stimpy T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Trad, 40 ft
FA: (TR) Chris Miller, April 1998, FL: Tad Newman & Ronnie Miller, 1998
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Shared By: C Miller on Jan 20, 2013
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This unpleasant route should never have been bolted. Grain your way up the face/arete left of Ren cursing as your footholds fall away to the ground and into your belayer's may clean up sometime in the next century. Deserving of negative stars if that's possible.


Just left of Ren.


4 bolts (3/8"), gear to 3" for the anchor


toddgordon Gordon
Joshua Tree, California
toddgordon Gordon   Joshua Tree, California
This route seemed harder than 5.10a.....more like 5.10b;....and the rock is somewhat grainy and there is some distance between the bolts. With traffic and maybe a bit of brushing, the route would be fine;...but still heads up. There is a bolted anchor on top of this climb, which also can be shared with the climb Ren, which is a cool climb....until the top when Ren gets all grainy too! Feb 29, 2016
G Frisby
Orange, CA
G Frisby   Orange, CA
Chris' route description gave me a good laugh. Thanks, Chris. I won't be wasting my time on that one. Apr 25, 2013