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YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Doniel Drazin
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Submitted By: Meredith DB on May 21, 2006

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Losing the race in Bushwacked vs Black Tide.

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Start behind some bushes near a hand crack. Face climb up somewhat chossy rock to the top of the wall.


This climb is near the center of the Left Flank, right of Morning Glory (see photo).


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

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By Romain Wacziarg
Mar 11, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I thought this was 5.9, as stated in the guidebook.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Dec 20, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

"Morning Glory" is more sustained and not as closely bolted as "Bushwacked." Although the climb was established in 2000 and has seen considerable traffic, it remains choosy making it a headier lead than "Bushwacked."
By Maidy
Mar 10, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I believe the location descriptions for Morning Glory and Bushwacked are reversed on this site. According to the Santa Monica guide, Bushwacked is the face-climb immediately left of B-line and Morning Glory is the (harder IMO) climb that "starts behind bushes just right the hand crack". Both are rated 5.9 in the guide, but Bushwacked is definitely easier and way more fun. The (awkward) climb that starts just right of the crack is my least favorite climb on Left Flank.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Sep 10, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

As of 09-09-12 the routes "Morning Glory" and "Bushwacked" are listed/oriented correctly in the Echo Cliffs database.
By Tami M.
Apr 1, 2013

Some of the rock on this wall pulls off easily so tap your holds before you put weight on them.
By Aaron Formella
From: Atascadero, CA
Dec 31, 2015
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I think this route is the second to the right of the obvious crack. There are two ring anchors at the top and a nice ledge to stand on when cleaning the anchor. Last person up will need to safely untie, thread through the rings, and retie the rope to lower-off; this is something to consider if climbing with a beginner.

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