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Corner Route 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
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Submitted By: Jody Langford on Jan 1, 2005

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BETA PHOTO: Jody Langford took this photo of me on the corner ...


This route follows the corner to the left of the deep cleft in the rock. The three bolts are obvious. There was some discussion on this forum about it being stiffer than 5.4. the estimates ranged from 5.4-5.7. This is a perfect climb to have someone do their first lead on.


Three solid bolts make this a fun lead for beginners.

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Rockland area features a variety of climbs ran...
BETA PHOTO: The Rockland area features a variety of climbs ran...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jeff starting up Corner Route
Jeff starting up Corner Route
Rock Climbing Photo: Kelly getting a lead in on corner route.
Kelly getting a lead in on corner route.
Rock Climbing Photo: Dave Sweetland on Corner Route(5.4) at Rockland on...
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By Jody Langford
Feb 1, 2004

I noticed on the topo photo on this site that The Corner Route was rated 5.7. In the guide it is 5.4, which is it? Just curious.
By John Knight
Feb 1, 2004
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

It's not 5.4. I give it a 5.7. Lead it & tell me what you think.
By Jody Langford
Feb 1, 2004

I haven't ever rated a climb...but, compared to climbs listed as 5.7 in the same vicnity(like Red Dawn and The Slot), the Corner Route seemed a lot easier when I led it. That might mean that Red Dawn and The Slot should be rated higher, I don't know. Not really a big deal, I was just curious. The Corner Route was my first lead way back when, so if my first lead was a 5.7 instead of a 5.4, more power to me.:)
By Kristin McNamara
From: SLO, CA
Feb 3, 2004

I'll give it a 5.6 I lead it and I remember it being way stouter than 5.4 should be. But it could be because it is also slippery Cabrillo rock.
By scotticusmaximus
From: Santa Cruz, CA
Jan 30, 2011

This climb is definitely not a 5.4. I agree that it's more in the 5.6/5.7 range. As for your first lead - I suggest going around the corner to One Bolt (now that it has 3 bolts on it) which is easier and feels more protected (psychologically at least).
By Hayley S.
Jul 30, 2012
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

This climb was my first lead. I don't think it is a 5.4. Maybe a 5.6.
By Jacopomo
From: Menlo Park,CA
Jan 2, 2015
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

I think it was the 5.7 not the 5.4. It is confusing...

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