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A Good Ribbing S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Black Track S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Finger Locking Good T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lucy, I'm Home T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
My Mutt Is Smarter Than Your Honor Student T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
New Model (No. 15) T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Plum Line S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Sierra Slam T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Uncontrolled Burn T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Type: Trad, Sport, Alpine, 300 ft, 3 pitches
FA: Greg Barnes, Barry Hutton, 9/2001
Page Views: 430 total, 8/month
Shared By: Jeff Hebert on Sep 1, 2013
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

P1: 5.10b, climb an arching feature moving to the right up to a steeper face and anchor below a notch in the arete
P2: 5.10b, climb the exposed arete, then move left to the face and pull through some cracks and face moves
P3: 5.9, move past a bolt, into a corner, and finish up and left

Location

Towards the left end of Mammoth Crest, in "Sector 5" of the Lewis and Moynier guidebook

Protection

P1: 2 bolts, gear to 2"
P2: 5 bolts, gear to 2"
P3: 1 bolt, gear to 2"

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Connor Newman
Reno, NV
  5.10+
Connor Newman   Reno, NV
  5.10+
Great route, but I'd say a little hard for 10b. The first pitch crux layback is sustained for about 20 feet, and the foot holds are few and far between. My belayer noted a constant stream of dust coming down from the infrequently used smears. I think with some more traffic this climb would clean up a bit and probably get a little easier. The second pitch is great and certainly less sustained than the first, awesome moves on the arete. Aug 24, 2014