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Rock Climbing Photo: Tia Stark leading Rubicon from the (in?)direct sta...
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By Adam Stackhouse
Mar 28, 2012
Great job!
By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Mar 28, 2012
cool! I didn't think those slashes would take gear.
Mar 29, 2012
Tia started off of one crashpad (no tree). Her first piece was marginal, but her second piece (med. nut) was good. From there, sustained .11- moves continued until about groundfall (22ft), then finally good holds. Belayer might have had to dive into the bushes to take up extra slack, to avoid groundfall. My opinion is that this is the best start of the three. Bolts would make it a trade-route start, improving the overall route compared to the long traverse - but they would also detract from the quality of this fine headpoint start.
By Fixius
From: Sherman Oaks, California
Dec 22, 2012
Like a boss.
By Pete.N
From: Santa Cruz, CA
Mar 17, 2016
I didn't think this direct start was 11 ('10+' for sure!), but I TRd it and am definitely impressed with the lead.
By almostrad
From: Lake Tahoe
Apr 8, 2017
I can attest that this start is the way to do the route for sure. I thought the hardest moves were right off the ground, with the spicy moves being in the .10 range, but it's splitting hairs. I was able to get a good .4 and #2 ball nut in the slashes and felt good about them.
quality climbing and would definitely recommend.
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Tia Stark leading Rubicon from the (in?)direct start - Miramontes Photography. This start was .11 R, and had some great bouldery moves on coarse but good rock. I'd go 3 out of 5 stars for this high-quality headpoint start, and 5 for the entire route.

Submitted By: RTM on Mar 27, 2012
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Rubicon (5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b )
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