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There's A Thorn In My Ass

5.1, Trad, 85 ft (26 m),  Avg: 2.7 from 3 votes
FA: Gabe Linderman, Josh Kreitz
California > Sierra Eastside > Bishop Area > Bitterbrush Campground


There are only a few committing moves, otherwise it's a sketchy, exposed scramble. The view and exposure are the only things keeping this route from being one star. Any wind at the campsite is exaggerated a considerable amount as air whips through the small valley below. Lots of larger, unsecured boulders abound on this rock. Try not to crush your belayer and wear a helmet.


Sling the pine tree at the top of the route to rap off or find the sketchy downclimb.


Ample spots for protection. Cams up to 2" but some great nut placements as well.

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