Type: Sport, 180 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Todd Graham, Marty Lewis & Bruce Lella, May 1995
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Access Issue: Protect Access in Owens River Gorge! Details

Description

Two pitch route with the first pitch rated at 5.10a and the second pitch rated at 5.11b.

The first pitch climbs next to a crack and is about 90 feet or so. The second pitch is a steep dihedral and is beautiful. The crux is getting out of a small overhanging section after clipping the third bolt. The climb gets easier up top, where good stemming is required.

Note: The second pitch enters the corner directly above the first pitch anchors. The route does not climb the overhanging arete to the left of the corner.

Location

The route starts about 10-15 feet left of Child of light.

Protection

First bolt is a little high but the route is well protected after that, all the way to the anchors of the second pitch. The route takes around 8-9 draws on each pitch. Both anchors have three chains with hooks.

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T.J. Esposito
San Diego, CA
T.J. Esposito   San Diego, CA
~16 bolts to do as one pitch, two possible first pitch starts. Right one is 10a/b and pretty crumbly. Crux is tricky to figure out but you can camp out below it and figure out what to do. Higher up it rewards flexibility with fun stemming and a sweet, super-exposed, no-hands rest. Apr 28, 2014
Austin Archer
Bishop, Ca.
 
Austin Archer   Bishop, Ca.
 
80 meter rope just reaches the ground. Nov 19, 2015
Todd Graham
Sierra Eastside, CA
Todd Graham   Sierra Eastside, CA
I put this route up. Jan 5, 2016
Thanks Todd, it's one of my favorite routes in the Gorge. I just consider the first 30+' as just a semi scary shitty approach, after that it's so fun. Jan 5, 2016
Todd Graham
Sierra Eastside, CA
Todd Graham   Sierra Eastside, CA
Jeff -- agreed on the approach. Always hoping it will clean up with time but ya never know. Apr 13, 2016