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Blue Steel S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Catwalk S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Ferrari S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Finger Jockey S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Finnish Dwarf S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Gasoline Fight T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Le Tigre T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Magnum T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Merman T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mugatu T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Orange-Mocha Frappuccino T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Prada S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Sport, 90 ft
FA: Todd Townsend and Amy Wicks, 3/2015
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Shared By: Todd Townsend on Mar 10, 2015
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Scramble up blocky ledges to the first bolt. Continuous, techy, low angle climbing gets you through two bulges/mini roofs and up the right facing corner to a surprisingly easy 3rd roof. The crux is moving past the 7th bolt.


Look for the line of bolts between Blue Steel and Catwalk. Lower off with a 60m rope.


11 Bolts, Mussy Hook Anchor.


Big fun. Unlike hard man old5ten, I have to give this a 5.9 rating. The second overlap has a couple of really fun tricky moves that are way harder than 5.7. Very safe, so leaders wanting to test the waters of this grade would be rewarded. Dec 27, 2017
Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
old5ten   Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
edit 2/5/18 - hard man?! i wish, maybe in another life. ;-) i think our scales are calibrated a bit differently. i try to rate routes by how they would be rated in yosemite (valley and tuolumne), jtree, tahquitz, needles, etc. - on that scale i honestly can't give this route a 5.9...
really fun route, pretty tightly (over?) bolted. would make an excellent beginner's route if one can get to the first bolt (easy steps) without falling. not sure where the 5.9 comes from, i'd go with 5.7. merman has harder moves, so does downtown man... Jun 17, 2016
Todd Townsend
Bishop, CA
Todd Townsend   Bishop, CA
Funny you mention that, James. Originally, it was my intent to follow that exact line. However, those other guys put up Catwalk before I had a chance to do it, so I was forced to move the start further left. Regardless, I still think it turned out ok. Oct 17, 2015
James Barnett
Bishop Ca.
James Barnett   Bishop Ca.
Good fun route.

Here's a fun variation. Start up the first 3 bolts of Catwalk. Then on continue straight up to the anchors of Finger Jockey on a TR. About the same rating with some fun moves. You will pass a small bush half way up. Oct 16, 2015
MisterE Wolfe
Bishop, CA
MisterE Wolfe   Bishop, CA
Another fun route! The hero jug and perfect foothold at the first roof are exceptional! The crux is interesting, as well. Thanks Todd and Amy! Jul 17, 2015
Todd Townsend
Bishop, CA
Todd Townsend   Bishop, CA
Thanks, dude! Apr 9, 2015
Super fun one. Apr 9, 2015

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