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YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: John Long and the Gang
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Submitted By: Tristan Burnham on Nov 26, 2009

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Clipping at the first bolt. I would definitely rec...


Start on a boulder and go up the orange face. The crux is at the bottom. It feels like a boulder problem, once you clip the first bolt and top out onto the slabby part its all 5.6ish to the top. There is a little bulge after the second bolt so you can't see the next bolt or ancors, but once you pull over it you can see them.


About half way between stumbling blocks and Mt. Gorgeous on the left side as you're heading up.


4 bolts to a biner and an open shut.

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By Bracken Christensen
From: Boulder, CO
May 12, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

The worn carabiner on the left anchor is gone, so it was just a bolt with a trapped chainlink (that wouldn't take a typical carabiner, or let the rope be passed through).

We put a quick link on it.

> on Dec 1, 2009, Brian Hench said:
The left bolt of the belay anchor consists of an aluminum carabiner trapped in a chain link. Top ropers have worn a groove 2/3 of the way through this biner. There is no other way to use this bolt than to clip the worn biner. It is dangerous and should be replaced! Bring a hacksaw and some quick links.
By J.B.
May 26, 2011

Feels like a mix between a boulder problem and a sport climb!
By Ally McBeal
Oct 27, 2012

K2 now has two Fixe ring anchors.
By Justin Kenderes
From: Glendale, CA
Dec 21, 2012

Does anyone have a name/FA info for the route just to the right of this one which shares the anchors of this route.
By Jackie Trejo
Jan 6, 2013

^^ I was wondering the same thing Justin, I heard it was a 5.8 ish. Everything else I am unsure of.
By Justin Kenderes
From: Glendale, CA
Feb 4, 2013

I agree with the 5.8 rating, it's now been listed as "Born on the 4th of July".
By Christian B
From: West Hills, California
Nov 24, 2016
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

This route along with 4th of July, to the right of it are great for soloing. Good climbing, a little intense, no hard moves, and an easier down climb towards the right near Mt Gorgeous.

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