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Mom & Apple Pie 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Randy Marsh & Pier Locatelli
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Submitted By: Larry DeAngelo on Jan 1, 2005

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Fun edging on the well protected route!

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Also known as "Todd's a God." Just to the left of the Cram It corner, follow a line of bolts up to the anchors.



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By 46and2
From: Las Vegas, NV
May 14, 2006
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

My wife and I both climbed this route and while most of the route would lie in the 5.9 range, we both felt the top of the route had two distinct sections of 5.10a climbing on thin moves. The route is very well protected so no worries going for it, have fun!! Also known as Todd's a God in the Guidebook.
By gilbert.2003
From: Burke, VA
Apr 28, 2007
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I agree that the top face climbing is a tad more difficult than the 5.9 rating implies. I would give it a 10a though nicely bolted.
By Cunning Linguist
Jun 28, 2007

Sweet route at 5.10a. Well worth the walk up, bring some gear for mother's day 10 feet right and make an evening of it. Thinnnnnn....
By Brandt Allen
From: Joshua Tree, Cal
Sep 30, 2008

As mentioned, this is "Todd's a God" in the Handren guide.
Great edging; the moves slowly become more difficult as you climb to the crux moves at the top, which are definitely harder than 5.9.
By Matt Mauzy
From: Denver, CO
Oct 14, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

great crimpy climb. Last 2-3 bolts before the anchor is 5.10+ climbing. Super thin.
By MN norske
From: Henderson
Oct 26, 2013
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

I would put this climb 5.10(-) maybe at the very most. The crux is thin, but some good foot work will get you though. Sorry Mauzy, but I disagree bro.
By Patrick Mulligan
Nov 29, 2014

It's thin, but it's all there. Good footwork is necessary to keep it at the grade.
By davidhousky
From: Lake Forest, CA
Dec 13, 2016
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

Very thin, especially near the top as others have said. Considering how easy most of the 5.10a's are elsewhere in the park, I would personally put this at a 5.10b, but the moves aren't that bad with good shoes and a lot of trust. My friend had a foothold break off while he was on this - might've increased the difficulty.

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