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Go with the Flow 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Aron Quiter on Apr 4, 2004

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A fun hand crack

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On the right side of the columns, you will find Go With the Flow. Count 3 cracks right of the rightmost bolts in the Grotto, known as Moss Critique (5.11a), which actually uses the first crack.

Climb up a reasonably wide crack with broken sections every 15 feet that make excellent rests. Crux is about 35 feet up.

A great warmup if you're on a top rope.


2 bolts lie up top. Protection up to 4", but emphasize pieces between 1" - 2".

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Rock Climbing Photo: From the base. Fun thin hands!
From the base. Fun thin hands!
Rock Climbing Photo: Niru and James on Go with the Flow. 2011.
Niru and James on Go with the Flow. 2011.

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By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
Nov 25, 2006
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

By the climbing book (Sonora Pass Climbs?), I'm pretty sure I climbed this route.. but it was different than described above. I found it to be awesome, tight hand jams with a comfy rest every 15' or so. No wide section and the largest piece was a #1 camalot. Very enjoyable. It was a little mossy at the bottom, but nothing too bad.

This climb can be identified by finding the sweet looking hand crack on the right third of the grotto wall. There is a small roof just to the left of the start of the climb.
By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Jan 18, 2007

this climb was fun, but personally I thought Granted was a much better 5.9.
By Dennis
Dec 24, 2007

Didn't try Granted, but this climb is quite fun. Great hands for most of the way, and an awesome way to approach Squealer. Can comfortably link the two with a 70m rope. Great fun.
May 1, 2017

This was a fun lead and a nice intro to this grade; I am still a bit new to trad leading. Great crack and I found it easy to protect, although I didn't see any spot for a #4 cam placement. Could be I just didn't notice, but I second Andy's comment about gear and didn't take anything larger than a #1cam.

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