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Crash Landing 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Tom Herbert & Tony Puppo 11/89
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Submitted By: david goldstein on Aug 1, 2006

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Lauren McGeoch moves past the first bolt on perfec...


Even though it's been upgraded, the bouldery start of this immaculate gem still seems hard.
Works up a north facing panel of perfect rock on small edges next to an arete. If only it were longer.


A little bit uphill from the base of From Chocolate ..., just about where the trail deteriorates.


5 bolts

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Rock Climbing Photo: Lauran seems to be enjoying The Gorge.
Lauran seems to be enjoying The Gorge.
Rock Climbing Photo: crash landing, 10d
crash landing, 10d
Rock Climbing Photo: ok one more
ok one more
Rock Climbing Photo: another one of this unknown climber cruising...
another one of this unknown climber cruising...
Rock Climbing Photo: A young lady I met at the gorge making it look eas...
A young lady I met at the gorge making it look eas...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mitch Musci edging on 'Crash Landing'
Mitch Musci edging on 'Crash Landing'

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By Tavis Ricksecker
Jul 4, 2007

Get ready to crimp! Great thin face moves, but short lived...
By Tyler Logan
From: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Mar 12, 2008
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Awesome rock, great moves. A sweet little mini-route. Easy for 11a. Wasn't it originally rated as 10d?
By AWinters
From: NH
Sep 17, 2009
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

gotta say that original rating seems right on
By Eric Schnepel
From: Portland
Mar 19, 2011

Pretty fun thin face moves. The challenges end quickly however. Would be a really good first 5.11 for the technically oriented climber.
By Brayne Varner
From: Eureka, Ca
Nov 19, 2011

One of the best routes in the Gorge, a ladder of perfect edges. I can see that a gym-rat might think this is .11a. (no offense to gym-rats)
By andy patterson
From: Carpinteria, CA
Nov 26, 2012

Wish things were longer? Once you hit the anchors of Crash Landing, clip in a looong sling, traverse about fifteen feet right, join Perched (5.10d) at the roof, and finish at the chains of Perched. A big pitch, to be sure. It's likely a 60m would work, but we used a 70. Better safe than sorry.
By Morgan Nutting
From: Bishop, CA
Nov 11, 2013
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Probably a little soft for 11a, but either way a fun little route.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Nov 7, 2014

Fun stuff. Intimidating and looks small from the base but likely will be pleasantly surprised. Great rock, great edges... reminds me of limestone edge climbing.
By another Chad
Jun 12, 2015
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

The best crimps I've ever felt. Awesome little climb.

By Ellis L
From: Yosemite Valley, CA
Mar 8, 2017

"Crash landing" is what it is... worth doing! Perfect rock creates an engaging opening sequence, followed by more great crimps and movement.

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