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Routes in Cirque of the Climbables - Right Side

Christmas Present, The T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R
Christmas Tree Arete T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Fun for the Whole Family T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R
Peer Pressure T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Poodle Pot Pie T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Red Crack, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Howard on Feb 20, 2018
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Fun for the whole family... if parents are down with kids doing a traverse that is unprotected. A blocky start to a dike feature continues through a positive leftward traverse without pro. Mostly good rock, but beware at least one loose hold. The traverse ends with an arete that becomes more exposed up high just before the finish.
Almost merits the name Black Tide.


Descend the easy gully to the left.


A pink tricam lowered an unsure follower just fine before they started the traverse. A few so-so chickenhead tie-offs on the arete plus small to medium nuts did the job. Thin to medium nuts plus medium cams for the anchor.


Costa Mesa, CA
Howard   Costa Mesa, CA
Miramontes described it as a plated climb. It's more of a traverse that transitions into an arete with chicken heads and blocks. Positive climbing, but seemingly gets very little traffic and might benefit from slightly more cleaning. Some of the pro isn't for beginners, especially the anchor which is fiddly and offers sparse pieces. Going off the rope helps to connect far away pieces. Either way, pretty fun and a nice find. I thought it wasn't this 5.4 but it appeared easy, was an obvious line, and was eye catching enough. In fact, it's plainly visible from the parking! Feb 20, 2018

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