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YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Brant Allen, Raleigh Collins, Keith Brueckner
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Submitted By: Matthew Fienup on Mar 25, 2008

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More high quality face climbing.


The left-most line of bolts on Hoodgie Wall. See photo


7 bolts, 2 bolt anchor

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Rock Climbing Photo: Mark Frumkin on Leonospere
Mark Frumkin on Leonospere
Rock Climbing Photo: "Leonosphere". Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: "Leonosphere". Photo by Blitzo.

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By Matthew Fienup
From: Ventura, CA
Mar 25, 2008

One-and-a-half stars. Not as Excellent as Ankles Away or Hoodgie. Still worthy.
By Blitzo
Apr 14, 2008

What's with the bolt just above the horizontal? Not really needed.
By LifeIsGood
From: Reno, NV
May 15, 2010

Not a bad route, good for a warm up.

Ran into Tim Spalding when we were here in October.
By Matt N
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Dec 29, 2010
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Guidebook has it at 5.7
Fun climbing, although this formation seems to hurt the fingers more than others in the Hills.
By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Mar 17, 2013
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Opening moves are the crux, once that first bolt is clipped the rest is cruise.
By Dave Chapman
From: The LBC
Apr 21, 2014
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Crux was reaching the 1st bolt. Easier and less sustained than Ankles Away to the right. (both rated 5.8 here) Fun route!!
By JC w KC redux
Jun 29, 2014
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Not sure why the site is showing this as 8 - it's definitely not. The opening moves are tricky/sequency but not that hard.
By Josh Cameron
From: California in my Mind
Jan 28, 2015
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Felt this route was better than Ankles Away. Technically, Ankles Away is a better route, but Leonosphere is just more fun.
By Bailey Smith
Sep 7, 2016
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

LOVED this route. Much preferred over ankles away (albeit a bit easier). Moves are fun, view is great, protection is great. Think the rock isn't as sharp as other places in the area.

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