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YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
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Submitted By: Marc Kajut on Feb 4, 2006

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Rappelling off beautiful. My very 1st trad lead ro...

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From the ledges below, scramble up 3rd class rock to a left trending hand crack.


Standard rack. Bolt anchor. Rap station.

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By Jon Hanlon
From: SLO
Feb 18, 2008

This was my first route at Mission Gorge. I don't know if this route is typical for 5.4 at MG, but it felt pretty tough for 5.4! Think 5.7 on smoooooth rock....

For a 2nd pitch, worked left from the belay, finishing up on Skyline Pinnacle (5.7)...a nice route on high friction, quality rock. Felt true to grade.
By bsavall
Nov 30, 2008
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

There are a two ledges that could be the start of the route. The first move off of the upper ledge into the crack system is a little tricky for a 5.4 rating, though the rest of the route is straight forward. 5.6 is a more accurate considering the first move.
By RockyR
From: Encinitas, CA
Aug 12, 2011

This was my first trad lead! It was fun. Short and sweet :)
By agd
Jun 21, 2012

There is no way this is 80 feet. The route is more like 30 feet.
By Josh Cameron
From: Sacramento, California
Dec 23, 2012
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

Hey Rocky! This was my first climb ever and I almost blew it at the top. See ya around!
By Jason Kim
From: Encinitas, CA
Mar 31, 2013

My first trad lead. Easy climbing, good pro, great stances. Recommended for a new leader, otherwise there's better stuff to spend your time on.
By Andrew G
From: Silver Spring, MD
Apr 14, 2013
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Great first trad route. Easy stances to place gear from. Crux is near the top and easily protected. Everyone seem to try and work out left though and then they just get stuck...
By ChaseLeoncini
From: San Diego, California
May 22, 2013
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

This route:
Crux start at 5.6.
Continues up 20 feet through 1-2 pieces at 5.4
Finishing move is about 5.5.
Total route length (crack): 30 ft.
(Top of route is probably 70 ft up)
Great for a first trad lead.
.5" - 1" and a 3. 2 bolt anchor. Climb on.

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