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Peligro

5.6, Sport, 95 ft,  Avg: 2.4 from 5 votes
FA: Strassman
California > Sierra Eastside > Bishop Area > Owens River Gorge > Central Gorge > High Tension Towers
Access Issue: OWENS RIVER GORGE CLOSED FOR PUBLIC ACCESS SEPTEMBER 9 – SEPTEMBER 17, 2019 Bridges Out! IMPORTANT LADWP NEGOTIATIONS!! Details

Description

This route starts with a flake/lieback just right of CLOT, then moves up the corner with stemming/face moves and the occasional jam .  Needs to clean up a little, but has fun movement.  A good alternative to the 5.7 warm ups at Banana Belt to the right.

Marty's guide names this route as a gear climb named 'Peligro' with a FA by M. Strassman in 1990.  It looks like it's been retrobolted (?) recently.

Location

This is the route in the corner immediately to the right of CLOT.

Protection

10 bolts, mussy anchors

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fun climbing
[Hide Photo] fun climbing
Josh, cleaning before his rappel.
[Hide Photo] Josh, cleaning before his rappel.
Maidy climbing [No] Peligro, (as we have renamed it) since the retro-bolt.
[Hide Photo] Maidy climbing [No] Peligro, (as we have renamed it) since the retro-bolt.

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Harry Lyles
Costa Mesa, CA
 
[Hide Comment] Fun route for a warm-up. Great for new lead climbers - well protected and plenty of rests. Warning: On the 8th or 9th bolt before you top out on a massive ledge below the anchor. There is a section of rock the size of a car door on the climbers left that has the potential of ripping off. Just be mindful of pulling on it. There are other moves you can do to get atop of the ledge.

-HL Jul 22, 2019
[Hide Comment] I thought this was a fun and worthwhile route! In my experience, the movement is excellent; bolts are in great locations; and the rock quality is decent. With a careful eye, one does not need to pull or stand on any suspect holds. Thanks for the retrobolt! Jul 26, 2019
[Hide Comment] Route is dirty but will clean up. Watch your eyes! Seems to stay in the shade when banana is in the sun Jul 30, 2019