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YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Galen Kirkwood, Frank Noble, Mike Paul 1976
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Submitted By: mschlocker on Jul 13, 2010

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The leftmost bolts are for Aqualunge. Climb the s...

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This route starts out moderate but increases in difficulty really quick. The meat of the climbing heads up a leftward slanting seam that provides holds about as well as it provides gear. There's a reason it's bolted. Old school 11a.


Up on the hill. Head up from the base of The Rift/Mighty Monter/Vawter's Dihedral.


2 Bolts. You wouldn't want to fall in the wrong place on this route. For mortals we can toprope (bolts) it without too much difficulty by scrambling up left of the route. There are a couple of potential gear options for the lead but I have never paid them much attention on TR.

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By Jason Kim
From: Encinitas, CA
Apr 13, 2013
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

A distinct crux just above the first bolt, which took me a few tries to figure out the sequence. The upper section is just a bit easier. Seems like it would be a heady lead, particularly as an onsight.
By Mackenan Grassi
Oct 8, 2016
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

This one looks run out from the ground, but it's pretty safely bolted. The climbing up to the first bolt is fairly easy. The high first bolt limits any deck potential getting to the second bolt. The small hands and technical movement end just a few moves after the second bolt.

I consider this a hidden gem for Mission Gorge. Fun movement all the way up, especially the crux.

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