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Mel's Climb 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Melissa Jane, Joshua Reinig and Brent Bohem 2005
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Submitted By: Joshua Reinig on May 21, 2014

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  • Description 

    Mel's climb is a short but exciting edgy face climb. If it had a clean landing it would be a boulder problem. Due to the of the deck nature of the start it was bolted to make for a good mini sport lead.


    Cougar Crag West. Follow Quarry Trail to the amphitheater, which is located just after the Sesame Street Buttress. Mel's climb is the short bolted face on the right side of the amphitheater.


    3 bolts. Small tree anchor.

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    By Neal Harder
    From: San Diego
    Jul 4, 2017

    We couldn't find this route. I noticed the description says Cougar Crag West, but it is listed in Cougar Crag East- which is it? It does not appear to be at the left side of Cougar Crag East as it is currently listed.

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