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It Is It 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Edwards, Gupta, Gould (1995)
Season: Year round*
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Submitted By: andy patterson on Sep 5, 2007

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The crux moves of 'It Is It'.


This route starts about 80 feet to the right of Ezra (5.9+) on a slightly overhanging face right over the water. The crux is the first 15 feet: think bouldery, think slick, polished feet.

(*) High water would make the start very tricky, if not impossible.


Bring four quickdraws and there are two cold shut anchors at the top.

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By M. Morley
From: Sacramento, CA
Jan 24, 2009

Originally called "Unnamed 5.12a (5.10, A0)".
By steve edwards
From: SLC, UT
Feb 24, 2010

Mike, that's not true (maybe on this site). I bolted it and climbed it on the same day. Great rock, actually, but a bit short, hard to start, and often underwater. The crux is the very first move, as I recall. I had to dry a foot that is perpetually wet before each try. If you pull through the first move it's 5.11 A0.
By ryan mattock
From: calabasas Ca
Apr 29, 2010

been wanting to climb this route. will update....
By Alex Bury
From: Ojai, CA
May 27, 2010

Great little route.
Super good rock, cool bouldery start, and well placed bolts make this a perfect first 12 for someone.
By andy patterson
From: Carpinteria, CA
Aug 15, 2010

Ditto. This was my first 5.12. And yes, per Mr. Edward's comments, I had to dry a certain critical foothold. Think: bouldering with a rope.

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