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Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Brad Johnson and John Robinson
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Shared By: John Robinson on May 15, 2013
Admins: Aron Quiter, Kyle Bishop, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: No overnight camping on PG&E property Details


Just Left of Duppy Conqueror. See Mike Carville's 1991 guide book or the current topo on the main Emeralds page for information and location. Shade till 2 pm then shaded by trees. This climb gets a little harder if you are shorter. (Some reachy moves). After you get to the top of this climb it is easy to set up a top rope for the Climb just right (Duppy Conqueror 5.11c)


7 or 8 bolts and lower off anchors


Kelley Gilleran
Sacramento, Ca
Kelley Gilleran   Sacramento, Ca
Awesome route! Super classic! Jul 12, 2013
Well bolted. Not PG13. Oct 7, 2013
J. Albers
J. Albers   Colorado
Great route. The bolting job during the climb is great, but the anchor is totally jingus. I'm a big fan of fat clip-and-go tow hooks (i.e. mussy hooks), but the rigs on this route are attached to the janky homemade hangers with small little pins. I just shook my head when I clipped these things...if I still lived in CA I would swap them out myself. Apr 13, 2014
John Robinson
Elk Grove, ca
John Robinson   Elk Grove, ca
We added a bolt so this route is no longer PG13. Change out the top anchor if you wish May 2, 2014
John Robinson
Elk Grove, ca
John Robinson   Elk Grove, ca
J. Albers: If the mussy hooks at the top are a problem. Some of the times when these were used the 1/4 inch pins were inserted upside down. If the head of the pin is facing the rock there is no way the pin can come out cause it will be held in by the rock, even if the small cotter key came out. Turn this pin around if you want (if it was placed wrong) or replace the whole thing if you want. May 2, 2014
Taylor Currier 1
South Lake Tahoe, California
Taylor Currier 1   South Lake Tahoe, California
This route was good fun. Well bolted and easy to TR the 11c next to it. Sep 19, 2014
Area classic. Great technical climbing. I would go out of my way to do this climb. Aug 26, 2015
One of the best climbs at The Emeralds Apr 23, 2016
Rude Boy
San Francisco, CA
Rude Boy   San Francisco, CA
If you blow it just before clipping the second bolt you will deck. Cruxy up top after the 6th bolt. Great climb! May 26, 2016
Christopher Clobus
Christopher Clobus  
Solid route and bolted perfectly! I felt like it was more 10d but ratings all relative right? Right?! May 31, 2016
Tatiana Cottam
Oakland, CA
Tatiana Cottam   Oakland, CA
What an amazing climb. Lots of different types of moves. I agree that if you slip before the second clip, you will almost certainly deck.

If you are under 5'8", this is more of a 10.d. In the middle of the climb, there is a left-leaning crack/flare with a small opening at the top of it large enough for 1-2 fingers. If you are under 5'8", you'll have to smear on what feels like nothing and jump for the hold to advance. Jun 19, 2016
Awesome climb! The compression move at the crux totally kicked my butt. Sep 25, 2016
John Robinson
Elk Grove, ca
John Robinson   Elk Grove, ca
People are complaining that you will deck if you fall before clipping the second bolt. I don't think that is the case if you have an attentive belayer. (That second bolt was added after the climb was established, so just think of the decking potential without it). Climbing is a dangerous sport but certainly, Brad, Mike and I want it to be as safe as possible so give us more of your opinions on the fall potential before clipping the second bolt and we can adjust things if that is popular. Nov 24, 2016
Alex McKenzie
Nevada city, CA
Alex McKenzie   Nevada city, CA
This route didn't seem any harder than 5.10c, even though, being 14 years old, am short, at only 5'5.

I do agree the crux is the middle, however. Oct 20, 2017

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