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Face Down In The Muck 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Steve Edwards, Bob Banks, Scott Buchanan, 1997
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Submitted By: M. Morley on Feb 27, 2006

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Climb the center of the north face past huecos on suspect rock. Lower or walk off to the left.


The middle of 3 routes on the north face of LLUA's Rock.


4 bolts + 2 bolt anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Jeff Crow clips the fourth and final bolt on the r...
Jeff Crow clips the fourth and final bolt on the r...
Rock Climbing Photo: Almost an all encompassing picture of the route.
BETA PHOTO: Almost an all encompassing picture of the route.
Rock Climbing Photo: Clipping the second bold on Face Down in The Muck
Clipping the second bold on Face Down in The Muck

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By Brian Paden
From: Goleta CA
Sep 17, 2010

As with the three routes on this side of the crag, the bolts are loose. The rock is very fragile. This is one of the better routes at the crag. Fun moves. Soft rating, more like 5.8
By Matt N
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Mar 14, 2011
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

SOFT rock on this side. Hand/foot hold fell off yesterday (3/13/11). In the first beta photo seen from above, it is diagnally down & left ~1' of the climbers left foot that broke off.
Belayers beware and leaders too.
By Richard Shore
Jul 8, 2011

I was climbing nearby Logjammin' this week and noticed a rather large (and fresh) scar where a ~2'x2' block detached from this route approximately 2/3rds of the way up. I don't know if the difficulty has changed as I didn't climb it, but it goes to show that the rock is very soft on this route; more so than the lines to either side of it.
By David Lee
Feb 27, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

+1 on soft rock. The climber pulled off a Jansport backpack sized rock and it hit me on my head and leg whilst belaying (2/25/12). It came from near the top and a little ways to the left of the route. Thankfully I was wearing a helmet... some helpful people on the other side provided some bandage/wrap material for my leg. Fun moves with bomber hole holds coming out of the cave at the start. 5.8, PG 13 for belayer.
By Bob Banks
Mar 1, 2012

Strikes and gutters David.
By Tucker Eurman
Jul 20, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This climb was easy, but scary. Lots of thin, loose sandstone meant for an uneasy climb, and thankful to get to the top.
By Peter Rakowitz
From: Portland, OR
Apr 28, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Too bad, if the rock was better this would be classic. Won't be climbing this one again.
By Stephen D
Apr 5, 2016

Climbed this twice in the past month and haven't noticed any holds breaking off or close to breaking off. Maybe it has cleaned up with climbing? All bolts/anchors seem solid and in great condition.

I love this climb. Overhanging start and fairly vertical afterwards but huge holds the entire way. I'd say there's only one 5.9 move. It's pretty obvious which one.

Would definitely recommend. Plus, it's in the shade for most of the day.

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