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Mighty Joe Young 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: Smokestack Lightning on May 11, 2015

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Totally Buzzed Pinnacle. Mighty Joe Young in red.

Description 

Mighty Joe Young climbs the prominent left-facing corner of Totally Buzzed Pinnacle. From below the corner looks a little mungy, but it climbs well and is plenty clean. Even the moss at the top of the route doesn't get in the way of features or protection.

Follows the corner until the crack peters out. Head up and left through a strenuous crux bulge (1 bolt). Continue left to the anchor shared with Fine Line (11c).

Presumably named after the 1949 film 'Mighty Joe Young'. "The story of a young woman, Jill Young, living on her father's ranch in Africa, who has raised the title character, a giant gorilla, from an infant and years later brings him to Hollywood to seek their fortune so she can save her family homestead." - the reputable Wikipedia

Location 

Mighty Joe Young is located on the Totally Buzzed Pinnacle in the Lost World area - east and uphill of Hourglass Buttress. Hike to the base of Sands of Time/Silk Road. Continue left (east) and uphill along the base of Cal Dome. Pass Hyena Arch and Rainbow Arch. When you approach the third arch begin looking for the routes. They're just uphill and beyond a large detached flake that forms a cave/walk-through at the base of the dome. Look for a prominent left-facing corner and a bolted dike on the face directly to the left. This is Totally Buzzed Pinnacle.

Mighty Joe Young climbs the prominent left-facing corner.

~45-60 minutes from road.

Protection 

Doubles to 1.5"

Fixed Anchor. 80' rap to ground.


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