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Kung Fu Panda 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: FA Dan Mcdevitt, 2014
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Alexey on Sep 22, 2014

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Description 

The route climbs better than it looks.
location - 10 feet left from "Mac Daddy 11a" thin crack system in the corner goes up to set of new bolts.

Location 

10 feet left from "Mac Daddy 11a"

Protection 

double from green alien to #1 camalot


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By Vlad S
Sep 23, 2014

I wanted to clean this crack last year. Was quite disappointed when I saw the anchor on it this Sunday. I'm glad I didn't do it. It must have been a ton of work to garden out this climb and only for a measly 5.9. It still needs some pruning as well. I wouldn't want to fall on those trees that are still sticking out of it...
By Ryan K.
Feb 15, 2015

FA Dan Mcdevitt, 2014, 10.a. I placed both #2 camalots I had. Good warm up for area.
By Bryan G
From: Yosemite
May 7, 2015

It's an enjoyable climb, worth the trouble of cleaning it out imo. And most importantly it's in a high-traffic area so it will actually stay clean.
By Ed Henicle
Sep 29, 2015

Great shady cragging area. This route warms you up with 5.8 moves and has a few well protected 5.9 moves - good lead for the 5.8 leader moving into 5.9

Thanks for the gardening!
By Michael Dom
Dec 13, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Good beginning climb. My friend did her first trad lead on this route and smoked it.
By nkane
Oct 24, 2016

The new Sloan guide calls this "Kung Fu Panda" and gives it 10a. I provide this only as information and not as an endorsement of that name or grade.

But it is a nice route: flaky stemming down low with mostly good rock followed by a nice finger and hand crack to the chains. 9+ or 10a seems reasonable by newer standards.