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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: J. Visser, (90's)
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Submitted By: Tony B on Nov 26, 2003

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Tony Bubb leads 'Dirtbag' (10b) at Chuckawalla Wal...


This climb is the fourth from the right on the wall, past Sands of Blood on the junky-looking blunt arete, Apostasy, and Solace.

Descend 150 meters from the parking lot to the wall and walk to a line of bolts perhaps 7 meters left or the right-hand edge of the main buttress. A line of 4 bolts leads to chains up top.

The climbing is mostly positive, but a crux up top is a little awkward and thin, so it might not be the best warm up, particularly for shorter climbers. I found this route just a little more difficult than its 5.10a neighbor.


A rack of draws, plus something up top for the chain anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Jay E. Leading Dirt Bag. Photo: Roth
Jay E. Leading Dirt Bag. Photo: Roth
Rock Climbing Photo: Jon on lead.
Jon on lead.
Rock Climbing Photo: At the first bolt...
At the first bolt...

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By Nathan Fisher
Jan 18, 2006
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13

Finish was exciting, with a delicate sloper just before the chains.
By EricW
From: Sandy, Ut
Jan 22, 2008

Fun route. Crux at the anchor
By Hyrum j. C
From: St george, ut
Sep 19, 2013
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

Great climb. easier crux at about half way up and then a harder crux at the top. get to the horizontal crack like thing and traverse to the right a little bit and then go up to the crimpers and clip from there. i almost always end up grabbing the chains to clip this one.
By jeffozozo
From: santa clara, utah
Aug 12, 2014
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

I found the end of this climb hard. I have climbed it a couple of times now, and if you go left or right, the holds get pretty crimpy near the chains. I like the finish of tombstone bullets much better. I'd call this 10b, because of the finish.
By Beau Skelton
From: Palm Desert, UT
May 20, 2015

At the top of this route you can go Right (EASY) or Left (HARD) to clip the anchors. Choose your destiny, and may the force be with you.
By Chandler Harr
Apr 12, 2017
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Dirtbag is more of a middle ground between Solace and Apostacy. I give Apostacy a 5.10c, Solace 5.10a, and Dirtbag a 5.10b.

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