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YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Kevin Calder, Marty Lewis
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Submitted By: Tom Helvie on Jan 24, 2007

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Miguel De Leon top roping Cromagnon, September 3rd...


A great, varied climb up cracks and jugs. Start at a crack below a roof. Climb up and through the roof with great hand jams. Good flakes lead up to a leftward traverse leading to the final crack. Very fun climbing on great rock.


9 bolts to mussy hooks

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By C Miller
From: CA
Jan 24, 2007
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Super fun and varied climbing make this a great warm-up for the harder lines here. Sustained for the grade but crack technique helps.
By Euan Cameron
From: Mammoth Lakes
Jul 31, 2008
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Fantastic climbing. The first few feet look a bit scrappy, but after that the climbing is superb.
By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Aug 21, 2008

Pumpy for .10a, a great line. I thought this was harder than Black Lassie, the .10d!
By C-Tuttle
Sep 29, 2010

Great sustained climbing! A few hollow flakes near the top, but other than that it is 5 star 10a climbing!
By PumpkinEater
From: Sacramento
Sep 3, 2011

Maybe it was the tiring six day backpack my girlfriend and I completed the day before but this thing had me pumped out of my mind! Incredible little climb though.
By rex parker
From: las vegas n.v
Jul 24, 2013
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

take advantage of the rest ledge after the starting crux.
By trying hard
From: Sierra East Side
Jul 8, 2014

This climb has been lead fully on gear. While not recommended it is a fun adventure of 10a r/x maybe?
By kenr
Aug 10, 2014

After the initial overhang, it's dead vertical to the top. Remarkable that no single move is harder than 10a.
But it keeps coming at you.
Would be even better if it required more variety of techniques.

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