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Moroccan Roll 

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

Type:  Trad, 5 pitches, 700'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b R [details]
FA: Rob Settlemire, Gary Adams and Craig Nielsen '78
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Submitted By: Shaun Johnson on Apr 18, 2016

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Audrey following Moroccan Roll


Perfect position on the dome with great rock quality. This route has a handful of bolts and about the same number of gear opportunites. The runouts are easy and enjoyable.

Highly recommended!


The bottom toe of the dome. Starting at the left side of the ledge.


singles to #3 camalot. Small wired nuts are a must to protect the 5.7 crux.

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By Sam DeRose
From: San Francisco, California
May 27, 2016

My friend and I tried this route a few days ago and found it super hard for the grade, this was mainly because we were horribly off route, about 150 feet off. This was due to the lack of info about this route and the whole bald rock area. Hopefully this comment will provide sufficient info. Do yourself a favor and check this website out here. . Print out the topos before hand and then spend a lot of time picking your way around at the bottom of the dome until you are absolutely sure you are on route. We got 1 pitch up, realized we were on something that was a hell of a lot harder than 5.7, decided to bail, and had to do a sketchy traverse with terrible pro over to some rap rings. Make sure you have the correct info before starting up a climb! And always have a bail plan.
By Shaun Johnson
May 28, 2016

Thanks for providing the link to the topos.

We climbed this a week after moving to Cali.
All the info i needed was in The Locals Guide To Rock Climbs Of Northeast Cali.

I am not sure why you call the route hard, since you didn't actually climb the route and bailed after one pitch?
By Henry Kroeker
From: Greenville
Oct 24, 2016
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R

Sweet route,(Paul Bernard's book is so worth getting if you're climbing in Plumas/Butte counties - plus he's a chill dude). Pretty sure you can double rope rap from the top, to "Six Pitch" or "Jolly Rancher" and then head to the base from there - I plan on going back soon to figure that out. (also on pitch 4 if you're off route to the right there are some rusty 1/4" anchors, go left to the nice new ones - the dike goes pretty far to the left to the new anchor.)

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