Type: Sport, 65 ft
FA: Mike Levanduski & Eric Benaventes (2014)
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Shared By: Matthew Fienup on Mar 19, 2014
Admins: andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Climbs past an overhang and then climbs low-angle rock to the top. The overhang proves to be easier than it looks, while the slabby stuff above proves to be harder than it looks--altogether an interesting route.

Location

Starts 8 feet left of Cobble Climb

Protection

5 Bolts to 2-bolt anchor with chains.
The first 3 lead bolts are 3/8" Rawls. The next 2 are 1/2" Rawls.

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Matthew Fienup
Ventura, CA
  5.9+
Matthew Fienup   Ventura, CA  
  5.9+
I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the climbing on this route. The crux move arrives at the first bolt. Rock over onto a high right foot to pull past the roof. The next three bolts are interesting 5.8 climbing. Then things ease up.

Still has a lot of lichen, but it did not detract too much. Mar 20, 2014
Matthew Fienup
Ventura, CA
  5.9+
Matthew Fienup   Ventura, CA  
  5.9+
3/8" bolts down low; 1/2" bolts up high; seems to defy logic in terms fall forces... Apr 10, 2014
Alex Bury
Ojai, CA
  5.9
Alex Bury   Ojai, CA
  5.9
This route is called 'Stolen From Mike' and was done ground up with aid.
FA: Mike Levanduski
FFA: Erick Benaventes (sp?)

Sounds like Erick tried to bolt it on aid but bailed, with Mike coming in later to finish bolting it and finally Erick leading it free. It was reportedly Erick's first go at bolting, hence the bolted cobble and confusing mix of hardware. Aug 22, 2014
Alex Bury
Ojai, CA
  5.9
Alex Bury   Ojai, CA
  5.9
The bolt in the protruding cobble has been moved and replaced with a beefy 1/2"x4" Rawl five piece. Thanks guys. Sep 5, 2014
Guy Keesee
Moorpark, CA
  5.9+
Guy Keesee   Moorpark, CA
  5.9+
Bolted sort of weird, the location of the bolts, but its Mikes first try at this stuff. I thought it was 10-, harder then Ezra. The friction at the top had my attention. Jan 21, 2015
Zen Green
Newbury Park, CA
  5.9
Zen Green   Newbury Park, CA
  5.9
classic Apr 30, 2016
michael w. levanduski
ventura
  5.9
michael w. levanduski   ventura
  5.9
Guy Keesee, makes rock climbing look easy!!!!!! What can i say, i am honored that you would climb our little route. Hope to see you soon at the point. Jul 3, 2016
Brent Blevins
Tucson, AZ
  5.9-
Brent Blevins   Tucson, AZ
  5.9-
You get the hard stuff out of the way after a short roof pull at the first bolt. Having never climbed on cobble before it had my attention. Casual but thought provoking. Oct 17, 2017