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Disappearing Act 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Herb Laeger, Andy Brown & Vaino Kodas, November 1986
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Submitted By: tom donnelly on Oct 29, 2005

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Tricky footwork - heel Jack, heel!


This route is just to the right of Invisibility Lessons. Climb up a crack to the horizontal, and then face climb past 4 bolts.


Crack to 4 bolts medium cams for anchor

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Rock Climbing Photo: A steep powerful start - Diesel is burning.
A steep powerful start - Diesel is burning.
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By Kristian Solem
From: Monrovia, CA
Jan 19, 2009

I replaced the missing fourth bolt, 1-17-09.

great face climb now good to go...
By Jeff Dunbar
From: Charlotte, NC
Nov 8, 2010

I topdogged this route yesterday after climbing Invisibilty Lessons and I was pleasantly surprised to find myself having a ball on this thin, sharp, steep face. Kudos to those who bolted (and re-bolted) the original line - as far as I can tell, all the cruxy moves are perfectly protected.

This route certainly deserves more traffic than it likely gets.
By johannsolo
From: So Cal
Mar 24, 2014

Not sure what happened to this one but no way is it 10C. I saw BrassNuts get shut down hard trying to lead this.
By Brian Chastain
Apr 4, 2014

Yeah I feel this thing is harder than 10c. I led this last weekend 3/29/14 and had some troubles with it. I had been wanting to do it for a while and it was great. You are never looking at any substantial falls except at the first bolt but that is pretty much standard practice in J-Tree.
By Ryan Bracci
From: San Juan Capistrano, CA
Oct 9, 2016
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Agree with johannsolo. Either a hold broke or I was off route, but this route seems harder than 10c.

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