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Shelter in place

5.10b, Sport, 30 ft (9 m),  Avg: 2.6 from 17 votes
FA: Joshua Horn, April 2020
California > San Diego County > N San Diego County > Cougar Crag > Cougar Crag East
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Description

Low boulder like moves off the ground well protected to slab finish

Protection

5 bolts to anchors

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Fun on Shelter in Place.
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Sarah just starting slab
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Evan 2nd attempt
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Sarah at 3rd bolt
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Bryce U
California
  5.10a/b
[Hide Comment] Several different betas for the start. I enjoyed the layback start the most. Eases up quickly to slab finish. Worth it for the first few moves. Fun short climb. You can step onto the climb from the rock directly in front of the start, but I felt it took the difficulty and the fun down a notch. Apr 13, 2020
Jared Sartini
Encinitas, CA
  5.10c
[Hide Comment] Really enjoyable climb. Good amount of variety between the slopey edges and sidepulls moving up and over into a sparse but straightforward and easier slab section. I agree with Bryce that the layback start is the most fun along with starting from the ground as being essential to the climb. It seems more like 35'-40' and I have a hard time grading this the same (5.10a) as, say, 'Insecurity Never Wins' around the corner, which I would grade at 5.9. I think the 1st half of the climb is technical and difficult enough to warrant closer to a 5.10c, even with the layback approach. Sep 22, 2020
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St. George
  5.10a
[Hide Comment] Feels like 10c at the start. Stemming out to the rock feels like 10a. Mar 14, 2021
[Hide Comment] pretty crap route not Really fun but idk Jul 19, 2021
James Sohn
Lake Elsinore, CA
  5.10c
[Hide Comment] Better to avoid the crack to the right until you're above the initial crux, or avoid the crack to the right altogether. Great route and enjoyable once you figure out what works for you. The slabby section for the second half is awesome, too. Mar 16, 2024