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Marital Sin 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Warren Hughes and Mike Van Volkem, October 1990
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Submitted By: C Miller on Dec 12, 2002

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BETA PHOTO: Marital Sin



This short but fun route climb the seam right of Life's A Bitch...

This is not a destination crag, but still a fun area to start or finish your day with a few more routes.


2 bolts, bolted anchor (all 3/8")

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By Erik
Oct 26, 2003

To protect this climb safely, a couple thin cams should be placed between the bolts.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Feb 23, 2007

Kinda hard
By Carl A
From: brooklyn, ny
Nov 9, 2008

So much fun for such a short one! I loved this route. You can TR it after leading the crack to the left.
By Adam Kimmerly
Nov 9, 2009
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13

It's tricky to get the cams in above the bolt, leaning out left and placing blindly in the thin, shallow crack. A fun, technical little problem.
By Chris D
From: the couch
Dec 14, 2009

We TRed this one after leading Life's a Bitch and then You Marry One. Nobody in our group was up for the 5.10c grade, but we found fun climbing anyway; the hard part of the route can be skipped by traversing to the right below the first bolt, getting a foot on the large knob overhead, then stemming out to the only obvious hold to the left to get back on route. You're not really climbing the route, but there's a lot of fun moves none-the-less. If you climb it that way, it's maybe 5.8.
By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Dec 11, 2011
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R

Sustained on thin edges, some good moves.
By Phil Esra
Apr 13, 2015

Well-defined crux at the lower bolt. On first TR lap I found the crimps painful and the route underwhelming. On second lap, with beta, I didn't have to bear down nearly as hard, and it was really fun. Short, but lots of quality movement packed in. Overall a fun little micro crag--the 5.7 crack and this route together are a good pair for a team of mixed abilities.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Jul 23, 2015

Still kinda hard. The moves are technical yet positive. Pretty fun, rock is good.... anchor is questionable.