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YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Doniel Drazin
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Submitted By: Meredith DB on May 21, 2006  with updates from Benjamin Chapman

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Nearing the upper crux on "B-Line."

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B-Line is a long and engaging route, featuring small pockets and positive edges. The challenges come on small pockets at the bottom and the sting at the end, clipping the anchor. The beginning and end are steep and thought provoking, with easier climbing in the middle. While it maybe tempting to TR off the anchor due to the awkward position, please use your own gear for TRing.

This route is in the shade in the morning and the late afternoon.


This climb is on the right edge of the Left Flank, just left of the Java Wall (see photo).


9 bolts to open shut anchors. Use a 60-meter rope.

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By Carl A
From: brooklyn, ny
Apr 5, 2009

The hardest move is clipping the anchors!
By dourbalistar
Jun 3, 2011

Agree that the hardest move was clipping the anchors. Nice rest ledge about half-way up the climb.
By Violet
From: CA
Feb 6, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This is a great climb all the way up to the anchors. That last move was easily a 10a move, if not 10b. I had to jump for the last pocket hold to the left and basically hang from it to get clipped in to the anchor. I couldn't reach it at all from the holds to the right. Short folk be aware that the anchors are tough! A great lead otherwise. Used every bit of my 60 yard (yes it's in yards) rope.
By Maidy
Mar 9, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Fun moderate face climbing. Agree- crux is clipping the anchor and is a single 10a move.
By Wei-Li
From: Los Angeles, CA
Dec 1, 2014

Getting past the first bolt is quite a bit more difficult now; perhaps some holds were pulled off?
By Ancent
From: Reno, NV
Oct 18, 2015
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I agree with others. This route is listed as a 10a in the book and consensus here agrees. Why does it say a 9?
By Aaron Formella
From: Atascadero, CA
Dec 31, 2015
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Anchor is now a pair of courtesy clips. Thank you to whoever retrofitted the new hardware.
By Maidy
Jan 13, 2016
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Anchor was replaced courtesy of the ASCA.

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