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House Calls 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Blakemore/Bloom
New Route: Yes
Season: Summer
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Submitted By: MisterE Wolfe on Jun 2, 2008

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This whole thing seems cruxy! A delicate bolt-protected slab/dihedral, one is glad there are many bolts!


This is the first bolted route on the North (right) side after the rock-scramble to gain the Dr's Office proper.


10 bolts, chain anchors

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By Greg DeMatteo
From: W. Lebanon, NH
Jun 3, 2008
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

My first impression was too many bolts. My second was THANK YOU FOR THIS NEXT BOLT! A fun, technical (if sandy) climb.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Jun 4, 2008
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Come on Greg...I've been fighting grade creep for some time but .10-?? Be serious. If your new pal was a budding 10 climber how well do you think they would do on this route. Granted, it's well protected but the moves up the slab are pretty technical.

Maybe I should do it again, but I too was pretty thankful when I was able to just clip it up and go. Screeching down that slab didn't look to enticing.
By climnron
Jun 6, 2008

I always felt this was 5.9 at the most.
By Steve Skelton
From: Lyttelton, New Zealand
Sep 29, 2008

Classy route. We climbed it in the rain. Harder than 5.9 but our friend climbed it, it was her second climb ever.
By RyanJames
Jul 3, 2011

Definitely some of the cleanest moderate rock at the Office.
By Big Ears
Feb 28, 2016

For sure harder than .10b. Old school 5.9+ is pretty accurate. Would be a super impressive on sight

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