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YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Louie Anderson, 2006
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 11, 2007

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Starting up Minimizer (5.10b), Riverside Quarry

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Start up the ramp start of Whammy, clipping that route's first bolt, and then fire up the face, heading slightly right as you pass a small bulge. Higher, the climb trends left and features some interesting climbing as you work left and then continue higher to anchors.

Enjoyable climbing throughout it's length on this route make this yet another great warm-up for the area. There is an extension to this route called Maximizer (5.11d), 15 bolts to anchors.


Located just right of Whammy and two routes left of Wonderstuff; the longer route to the immediate right is Nemesis (5.12d).


11 bolts, anchors

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By Euan Cameron
From: Mammoth Lakes
Sep 21, 2007

Although easier than Whammy the climbing is more sustained, and provides a better series of moves.
By Emmanuel Garcia
Jul 29, 2011

The climbing is definitely more sustained. I thought it was only slightly easier than Whammy. Don't get tempted and go too far right where the climbing gets a little easier after the 3rd bolt. Just go straight up otherwise you're looking at a big swing if you fall.
By wizard Lee
From: Costa Mesa, CA
Mar 23, 2013
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Minimizer now has its own anchors instead of sharing them with Whammy. It is much higher up about half way up on Maximizer making for a nice moderately long route about 23m. Still 10b. It's 11 bolts to double chain draw anchors. Maximizer 11d is 4 more bolts to double chain anchors.
By Ian McG
Nov 26, 2013
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

The climbing is much more fun and interesting than whammy or power play. Sustained 10 climbing throughout. This route deserves far more traffic than it currently gets- especially considering its location.

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