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Autumn Storm 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Todd Graham, 2000
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Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Jul 5, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Autumn Storm (5.8+), takes the line up the center.


Look for the large ring bolts on the slab on the right.

Passing the 2nd, 4th and 6th bolts provide the interest.


Located on the slab on the right of the crag. This line takes the right bolted route.


8 bolts, double anchors.

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By BAd
Jul 19, 2014
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Just did this route and found it quite challenging for the old rating of 5.8, which is, face it folks, kind of a sand bag. One rater gave it a 10a, which is not unreasonable. I gave it a 9+. I think most 5.8 leaders would struggle HARD on this one. It's a fun route, and I noticed ALL the 5.8 raters gave it a 5.8+ because it's freakin' hard for the original 5.8 rating. Yeah, because it's not 5.8. Figure solid 5.9, maybe harder, and you'll be fine. Go expecting a 5.8 cruise, you'll be surprised.
By butters
From: Mammoth Lakes, Ca
Aug 8, 2014
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

BAd is spot on with the rating. Dont under estimate this climb. Climb it as if it were a 10a and you'll be much better off
By old5ten
From: Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
Aug 11, 2014
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Fun route! Not sure what exactly happens at the 2nd or 6th bolt, but the area around the 4th bolt caught my attention. I tend to rate routes on a conservative, old-school, JTree/Valley YDS scale but even by that standard I would not give this 5.8+...
By davefaus
From: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Sep 17, 2014
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

the Mammoth Area Rock Climbs book calls this 10a
By Randy in Ridgecrest
From: Inyokern, CA
Jul 31, 2016
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Well! I glad to see the consensus is 9+. I got on this "5.8" first and started thinking either ratings are different here, or my hangover from yesterday was worse than I thought. Good climbing somewhat marred by ledges

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