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Central - Left Overlap

5.9, TR, 70 ft,  Avg: 1.5 from 2 votes
FA: TR Ken Roberts
California > Sierra Eastside > June Lake Area > Silver Lake > 7-Lewis

Description

Tricky but unremarkable low crux, but most of the rest if much less difficult.

Up to and over the very small roof of the (lower) left side of overlap, and on up toward about 10 feet left below the standing dead tree, finish by angling up right to theh

warning: The rock on and near this route has not been climbed much yet, and some of the rock is still breakable and loose -- so the belayer and other people should stand far away from underneath the climber.

FA first ascent? The listing of a Top-Rope first ascent does not imply that top-roping is the "appropriate" style for this route. If some party bolts this route and leads it and supplies a careful description of the size and metal-composition of the bolts and hangers - (by posting an Improve This Page or a Comment below) -- they wlll be given first-rank FA on this page. Also they can supply their own name for this climb (which is why currently this route has a "generic" name, awaiting installation of hardware).

Location

Under the big standing dead tree at the top of this low cliff, there are two right-facing corners about 25 feet apart along the base of this cliff.
This route starts about 5 feet right from the left one of those two corners -- under the (lower) left side of the overlap, under a very small roof not more inches deep.

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Protection

Anchor is two-bolts, with no connection and no other hardware attached.
. . (Bolts + hangers are 304 Stainless steel, 3/8 inch - upper installed in 2017, lower installed 2018).

There are also facultative anchors and bolts above this anchor which could be used to help protect and/or aid reaching anchors for this or other nearby routes from above. Or to help make the transition to a higher pitch on sector 8 Moynier - [ for more details see the sector 7 Lewis description page ].

In case anchor hardware is damaged or missing or otherwise inadequate, recommend to carry a few feet of 8mm climbing accessory cord and at least one quick-link.

Top-Roping: Perhaps could use the standing dead tree at the top of the cliff as anchor.

note: The two anchor bolts are vertically offset, so cannot just connect two quickdraws for lower-off or top-rope as many American sport climbers are accustomed. Consider bringing a sling or climbing accessory cord with one or two carabiners or quick-links.

For ideas about how to get access to set up top anchor, see Description page for this Lewis sector.

Protection for Trad leading is unknown and likely inadequate.

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Lewis Cntr R
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L. Shelves - Wander R
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N. Central - L Ridge
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P. L Gully
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Q. L Overlap
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R. R Overlap
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S. Obelix
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T. Blazar
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U. IceCube
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W. Far R Face
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Y. R Squeeze
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Z. R Edge
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purple X = 2-bolt anchor
[Hide Photo] Lewis Cntr R L. Shelves - Wander R N. Central - L Ridge P. L Gully Q. L Overlap R. R Overlap S. Obelix T. Blazar U. IceCube W. Far R Face Y. R Squeeze Z. R Edge purple X = 2-bolt anchor