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Mullah S 


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

Type:  Sport, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Steve R. on Mar 26, 2009

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The right of two roof climbs following the 15' roof near the middle of California Ridge. Solid huecos get you up and over the roof. Easy, runout face climbing to ledge where you can clip a bolt and join Case Dismissed for a couple .10a face moves to the finish.

Two bolt anchor


Left/Middle of California Ridge. The right of two routes following the hueco covered roof 15' off the deck. Between Ayatollah on left and the offwidth, Case Dismissed on the right.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling over the crux on Mullah.
Pulling over the crux on Mullah.
Rock Climbing Photo: Higher up near the top of the "Mullah". ...
Higher up near the top of the "Mullah". ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Start of Mullah.
BETA PHOTO: Start of Mullah.

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By daniel c
From: San Francisco, CA
Jul 5, 2009
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Some overhang to start and immediate exposure to the left make this an interesting psychological exercise but the assortment of jugs and features calm the nerves. Some of the features feel especially thin on this route so take care. A few reachy moves make this a 10a. Taller climbers should find this climb a grade easier. Well protected.
By Daniel Trugman
From: La Jolla, CA
Jan 15, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Fun route. I thought the crux was fairly tricky and at the 3rd bolt, not at the top. The "5.10a" face moves near the anchors were noticeably easier than the moves at the 3rd bolt.
By FourT6and2 Haftel
From: San Francisco, CA
Mar 27, 2016

Climbed this today and it was pretty fun. Lower section, from ground to just over the roof, is a blast. I didn't find it that hard though. But it was fun. I'm 6'2" so maybe that helped being able to reach some of the holds. But once you get over the roof, the climb becomes fairly straightforward and quite easy. I'd give the lower 1/3 a 5.9 rating. But from the top of the roof to the anchors... maybe 5.6/5.7. Definitely a fun route though.

All the hangers (including at the anchor) are spinners. And bolts are button heads. Hangers are newer though.
By Dougie Fresch
From: San Francisco, CA
Apr 3, 2016

Climbed this today and all the bolt hangers were loose and spinning. I wouldn't and didn't trust them but you can set up a top rope and back up the questionable anchors by looping webbing around the rock point above the Ayatollah anchors.

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