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Mother Superior 

YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Trad, TR, 22'
Original:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Greg Cameron
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Submitted By: Adam Stackhouse on Feb 12, 2006

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Mike Geller with the no-hands rest on Mother Super...

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Two cruxes, one OW at the bottom, and another at the top. Classic


Not often led, but bring the big gear or TR via bolts

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Rock Climbing Photo: Leavitt on Mother Superior (5.11d)
Leavitt on Mother Superior (5.11d)
Rock Climbing Photo: Mother Superior crack
BETA PHOTO: Mother Superior crack
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down Mother Superior (5.11d)
BETA PHOTO: Looking down Mother Superior (5.11d)
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Geller leavittating up Mother Superior (5.11d...
Mike Geller leavittating up Mother Superior (5.11d...

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By Adam Stackhouse
Mar 4, 2006

Randy Leavitt did the bottom portion of this route and (believe it or not) fell at the upper part. Running out of daylight, he bailed it. Soon thereafter Cameron finished it up getting the FA.
By 426
Mar 21, 2007

So badddddddd. Mother Superior has got a gun...

Can't wait to get back to Woodson, my core was way too weak to send last time I was on MS.
By G.McCay
From: Galloway, NJ
Apr 5, 2007
rating: 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a

The left branch of MS goes at 5.11b. True Story: Back in the early 80's I saw a guy highball this variation drunk at sundown almost in the dark! I have no idea who this wrap around glasses character was!
By Will S
From: Joshua Tree
Jan 5, 2009
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

A fantastic exercise in bad sizes. The start is ridiculously steep if you can't get kneelocks and stacks (I had to armbar with sloppy thigh locks). Enough variations in size and angle to make it pretty technical getting through the transitions between techniques.
By zacharydroth
Nov 1, 2009

Man this route looks awesome. Can't wait to try this once I get to San Diego. By the way I am moving to San Diego from Boulder in a few weeks to work on the new gym Mesa Rim and I have never been to San Diego. Where is a good place to meet other climbers/best gym for both bouldering and routes?
By Leavittator
Aug 9, 2013
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

If you want to climb a harder off-width, this would be the one. It is easy to set up a top rope and it gets more shade than most climbs at Mt Woodson, especially in the afternoon. This climb can be led, but the proximity of the rear wall is such, that you will hit the wall if you take much of a leader fall - so top-roping makes more sense. Bolt anchors on top.

I made a video, which gives good beta on how to do it:

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