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Cast In Stone 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 200'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: John Robinson / Brad Johnson
Season: Fall summer spring
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Submitted By: Brad J on May 24, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: Lead bolting 2nd pitch of Cast in Stone.

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Description 

Cast in Stone is a Two pitch climb (see Negativity Slabs Area for a description of first pitch) To get to the start of the second pitch of this climb, climb the first pitch of "Cast In Stone" (See Beta Photo #4) When you get to the top of the first pitch you will arrive at a bench area that is at the base of Negativity Cave. Move to the left side of Negativity cave. Move up to the first bolt and traverse left past the fixed draw. There is a bolt with a chain protecting the move over the lip. Climb to the next bolt then down climb to lip bolt and remove draw to reduce rope drag. Although only 5.8, climb has great exposure and a few tricky moves up top.

Protection 

bolt protected with musseys at the anchor.


Photos of Cast In Stone Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Life's Bad .8. Negativity Cave, Emeralds, CA.
Life's Bad .8. Negativity Cave, Emeralds, CA.
Rock Climbing Photo: On approach to negativity slab from trail.  Shaded...
BETA PHOTO: On approach to negativity slab from trail. Shaded...
Rock Climbing Photo: Comin Over
Comin Over
Rock Climbing Photo: Michael DeWitt on the first half
Michael DeWitt on the first half
Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling the Roof on Life is Bad.
Pulling the Roof on Life is Bad.

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By Rick Batha
From: El Macero, CA
Aug 3, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Super fun, great exposure!
By Alan Blanding
Sep 20, 2016

Probably my favorite route at the Emeralds love the exposure and it's actually the upper part of a two pitch climb. Great views from the top. Be careful one of the chains mid climb is pretty thin go with the bolt as soon as you can instead of the chain.
Rock Climbing Photo: View from the top anchors
View from the top anchors

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