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A Route Runs Through It S 
Crescent Direct, The T 
Crescent, The T 
Dazed and Confused S 
Gibbon, The S 
Slacker T 
Soul, The S 
Triple Overhang T 

A Route Runs Through It 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Mike Brown & Jeff Buhl, 1992
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Submitted By: M.Morley on Feb 5, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Happy Feet. Top of Climb.


Perhaps the best line on the wall. Start right of Dazed and Confused. A tricky start leads to easier climbing past several bolts. Pull through the steep roof (awesome!), and continue up vertical crimpfest and crux.


Many bolts.

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By Benjiman
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Oct 12, 2007

I believe there are 12 or 13 bolts on this climb.
Route is ~35m long (rappelling with anything less than a 70m rope would be bad news).
By Jeff Mahoney
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Mar 3, 2008

Just move 10 feet over to the Gibbon/Soul bolts and rap from the links with a 60m. Angle slightly right at the bottom and you're good.
By Joseph Stover
From: Batesville, AR
Jun 8, 2010

Alert* the scramble up to the belay area has many large loose blocks. If you stay to the right it is not as terrible, but followers beware.
By Richard Shore
Jan 23, 2011
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

I think holds must have broken through the crux, felt harder than 10c to me. I thought it was harder than the 11a crux on vanishing flakes, so 10d is my vote :)
By NKunstek
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Jan 24, 2011
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

I agree. Though the crux is well protected, the moves feel a bit harder than 10c. Can go right into the OW crack for fun 5.9 OW, just bring a #4 BD cam to protect or else you have to run it out about 25 feet like I had to. :)

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