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Beach Cruiser S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Conquistadors Without Swords S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Dream Big S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
George Bush S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Hard Copy S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Little Sumpin' S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Malibu S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Me So Horny S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Mega Mega S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Oceanside S,TR 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Old And In the Way S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Pretty Strong S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Ratso T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Roughing It S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Skin Tight S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Storm Shadow S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Type: Sport, 130 ft
FA: Dan McDevitt
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Shared By: John Robinson on Dec 18, 2016
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Protect Access in Owens River Gorge! Details


Mega Mega is a new 40m, 11a route on the left side of Riverside Island. This is a very spectacular and fun route with a pumpy last section with giant holds.  20 bolts


Right of Ratso. To get to the route go left after crossing the bridge then you can tunnel under a rock and go to the edge of the water. The route goes slightly out left over the water and uses the first bolt of a traverse that was put in to access the routes to the left that had their bases flooded. Go back right and up after clipping the first bolt.


20 bolts. Lowering anchors at top. anchors also in the middle for doing the route as 2 pitches or use it for doing 2 rappels.


John Robinson
Elk Grove, ca
John Robinson   Elk Grove, ca
I lowered off the top anchors of this route with a 70m rope. (Maybe my 70m rope was longer than 70m?) Dec 18, 2016
John Robinson
Elk Grove, ca
John Robinson   Elk Grove, ca
Above the mid anchors the route is somewhat chossy for a short section but with good holds. Dec 18, 2016
Jeff Scheuerell
Jeff Scheuerell  
Be careful to keep your rope out of the river. If you clip the mid way anchor then pull it will usually stay dry. Dec 20, 2016
Marek Hajek
Reno, NV
Marek Hajek   Reno, NV
The route is around 38m or 39m. We used an 80m rope and when we got to the ground, there wasn't much rope left - enough for the second to tie in, but not much more. The first pitch feels like 10c, the second pitch like 10d/11a. Running the two pitches together is the classic way to do this route and there is, surprisingly, very little rope drag when doing so.
Clipping the rope to a fixed biner on a sling at the mid-anchor kept the rope out of the water for us.
Not sure how the access will be after LADWP did some work on the river flow on 04/20/17, which totally flooded the crossing and raised the water level at the Riverside Island a couple of feet.
I don't think the Location information is correct. The route is to the left of the giant crack, which makes it to the "LEFT" of Ratso. Apr 21, 2017
Jeff Scheuerell
Jeff Scheuerell  
If you look at the book you will see you are both right. Mega Mega is right of the first pitch of Ratso but then left of the second pitch. Apr 21, 2017
Ryan U.
Ryan U.  
Our 70m rope failed to get us to the boulder. Some clever rope work got the first climber down and then we just doubled rap the second time. Route is good but not the best at the Gorge. Pretty dirty up top still. 10c climbing gives way to 5.9 jug haul on this endurance fest.

Don't forget to tie knots at the ends of your ropes! Apr 30, 2018
John Robinson
Elk Grove, ca
John Robinson   Elk Grove, ca
Thanks Ryan. I deleted the info in the description about rappelling. I did make it to the boulder with my 70m rope but, like I said in my description, maybe my rope is a long 70. May 1, 2018

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