Type: Sport
FA: Bill Leventhal & John Merieles
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Shared By: Todd Fertig on Dec 26, 2016
Admins: jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Climbs up and through the big pod at the far left of the wall.

Protection

3 bolts to 2 open shuts

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Interesting first ascent history and naming of this obscure route. As Leventhal tells it, way before any guidebook to the area, John Merieles and Levy FA'd this rig early on and called it "The Projects" keeping it in the "Ghetto" theme. When the late great Stainless Steve came to visit with a hand drawn topo, he noticed a route labeled as "the projects" and assumed the topo was describing a project that had yet to be redpointed. Being the first ascent enthusiast that Stainless was, he roped up, worked it, redpointed it, and gave it a name, unknowingly claiming an incorrect first ascent. He later reported it to a guide book author and the present name, incorrect as it is, has somehow stuck. Jun 9, 2017
Todd Fertig
Redondo Beach, CA
  5.12c
Todd Fertig   Redondo Beach, CA
  5.12c
Interesting... I've updated the name and FA accordingly. Jun 15, 2017