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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Aaron Lennox & Tony Sartin, 2002
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Submitted By: Art Morimitsu on Mar 7, 2007  with updates from Andreas Pfander and 1 more

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A direct finish to Kathmandu, at the third bolt head left then continue up the steep face using small pockets, hard pulling.


The old anchors are gone. Now 8-9 draws are needed, depending on if you clip the last one of Kathmandu, plus 3 fixed chain draws to the anchor.

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By Michael Bartosek
From: Los Angeles
Jun 9, 2010

The anchors of this route have been extended and it has a few more than 6 bolts, it certainly seems like one of the longest/tallest routes I've climbed in Malibu now. The new extension seems a bit sharp and chossy in places, but all the holds I used on it seemed ok and the upper section is kind of cool to climb in. I think both the climber and the belay need to pay attention in case that upper section isn't all that stable, it would be a shame if something came off and hurt someone. Overall - one of my now more favorite routes out there due the length and the fun of that upper section.
From: Los Angeles, CA
Sep 30, 2013

I agree with Michael. The picture currently displayed shows the anchors after 3 bolts, but those no longer exist. 8 draws are now needed before moving into 3-4 fixed chain draws and then anchors. It isn't that chossy/sharp, and the belayer is protected on that section because of the overhang. Pretty cool upper section, very steep. I'm saying more in the 11c range compared to the surrounding climbs.
By Chris Bracamonte
Jan 31, 2014

Fun extension to an already fun kathmandu. Choss is pretty bad in the chimney. My friend stemmed out to the right side and a basketball sized chunk broke off and almost landed on the belayer and other climbers waiting to climb. Just wanted to throw some extra caution to the wind about this route to avoid any potential disasters.
By Ancent
From: Reno, NV
Oct 4, 2015
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Great because of its length. The second half, above the choss, is fun and airy. The middle section is a danger zone. We saw someone else's follower kicking down huge rocks--the belayed had to hide in the cave. Be careful!

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