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YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: D.Mabe and A. Mabe, May 2012
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Darren Mabe on Jun 11, 2012

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Angela approaching the start of the crack


A bindlestiff is a hobo who carries his belongings wrapped in a bundle attached to a stick carried over his shoulder. This route opens with a steep face start and slab cruise past a few clips to the base of the corner crack. Jam, stem and layback your way up the hands and thin hands crack.


Follows the obvious slab prow and corner right of the Lucky Streak area.


A few stoppers, cams #0.4 to #3 C4, with maybe extra in the thin hand sizes. An optional small cam placement can protect the boulder problem start.

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Rock Climbing Photo: The start.
BETA PHOTO: The start.
Rock Climbing Photo: Angela starting Bindlestiff
Angela starting Bindlestiff

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By arjunmh
From: Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
Jul 22, 2012
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

A fun, solid, hand jamming line that is very clean and very sweet. Great feet through the overhanging bit and solid pro.
By J. Hickok
Aug 14, 2012
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

Rock will likely get a little better over time as it sees more ascents, but it is fairly good already. Good jams up high mixed with face-holds and layback moves. Start is actually easier than it looks.
By JJ Schlick
From: Flagstaff, AZ
May 18, 2013

Funky boulder problem start... Dirty alternate start to the Left? Once in the crack proper it seemed the best rock wanted to accommodate #1 camalots. I easily would have placed three. Didn't use the #3. Good stemming stances in the steep part. A crack jug haul....
By JMo
From: Tucson, AZ
Jun 30, 2013
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Bouldery to slab to 40 feet of crack climbing bliss. This climb is fantastic and underrated. The situations are stellar for the grade.
By Pablo-Roberts
From: Prescott, Arizona
Jun 15, 2016
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

I think the beginning is the hardest climbing on this whole route. Easily v2.
By Darren Mabe
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Apr 25, 2017

the first 4 bolts of Railway Runaway make for an excellent alternate start
By Garrett Collier
Jul 1, 2017

SO MANY BATS! there must have been a hundred bats tucked up in the crack. I could see them writhing around and all the ledges were covered, covered, in guano.

Other than that, a great climb. Maybe bring a respirator.

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