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YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Bill Leventhal, Matt Oliphant, Mike Draper
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Submitted By: Art Morimitsu on Feb 21, 2007

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Pulling up from the lip // photo: Jake Vita IG: @t...

Description 

Shares the start with Nipple Denial Syndrome, climb left up the overhanging face on pockets to reach the "letterbox" pull over onto less than vertical face.

Location 

Left of Nipple Denial Syndrome

Protection 

Bolts Anchor


Photos of Letterbox Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: oky setting up for the crux move over the lip
oky setting up for the crux move over the lip
Rock Climbing Photo: Getting to the good stuff
Getting to the good stuff
Rock Climbing Photo: I'm in the vert section
I'm in the vert section
Rock Climbing Photo: T on letterbox crux
T on letterbox crux

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By KraigP
Nov 17, 2008

This is an awesome route. Tough first section to the lip. Get over the lip for a rest and work up to the bolts. I really enjoyed this and can't wait to go back and actually lead it.
By Tristan B
From: La Crescenta, CA
Nov 26, 2009

The anchors for this route at the top are sketchy. Its one open shut hook and one biner. The biner is worn down dangerously thin.
By Ryan Kelly
From: work.
Dec 5, 2009
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

I just did it today and I didn't think the biner was all that bad; it doesn't close all that well, but it wasn't worn terribly. The open shut is solid.
By Tristan B
From: La Crescenta, CA
Jun 17, 2012

The anchors are nice new closed shuts, but both nuts on the bolts were really loose. I hand tightened then, but they need some locktight or something.
By Daniel Vakili
Oct 5, 2015

SIT START!!!!! it's awesome
By Disaster Franklin
From: Los Angeles, CA
Oct 13, 2015

stepping over that lip put me in a cold sweat. One of the top 5 malibu routes, seems to be easier than nipple denial syndrome to the right.
By Cameron Wu
From: Culver City, CA
May 28, 2017
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Fun, beta-intensive climb. Did the sit start variation through a pumpy overhang with three bolts. Big move to pull through the lip and clip the fourth bolt. Finish on slightly less than vertical pockets and jugs. Anchor is two closed shuts. Watch out for falls above the last bolt before the anchors, as there is a large tree branch that is precariously close to the top of the climb.

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