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YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Trad, Sport, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Aaron Stireman, Aaron Formella, Ken Klis
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 1,612
Submitted By: Internet Hardman on Mar 21, 2014

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FA Namaste 5.12a Aaron Stireman


If you love strong pocket moves, sustained crimping, and sporty runouts, then this climb is not to be missed.

Clip Bolt 1 from directly underneath, and move out right and up through a series of shallow one and two finger pockets over a bulge (.11d). Then head left through thin, technical moves, passing bolt 2 (.11a). After that, enjoy a sustained edging sequence that follows small crimps and incuts to the top, while passing a unique looking crystal out left (.10d).

Since its a slabby face, a big reach or a toprope can help to tame the beast. But for the brave soul who climbs onsight, .12a is fair.


Between Mouse Maze and Crankin' and just above the bottom of Dirty Rat's Crack.

Start is directly underneath bolt 1 until you are standing in a small but positive hueco to clip, although it is possible to do a 10c variation to this route by staying left of the bolt line.

Finishes out a unique exit to the right of Mouse Maze using more shallow pockets, and a sloping undercling.


6 Draws. C4 .5, and a Yellow/Green Alien for the roof

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Rock Climbing Photo: FA Namaste 5.12a Aaron Stireman
FA Namaste 5.12a Aaron Stireman
Rock Climbing Photo: Jug Haul

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By Kash Dierksheide
From: Atascadero, California
Mar 24, 2014

By Ken Klis
Mar 24, 2014

Where's the little whipper I took? That's what we want to see haha
By Kash Dierksheide
From: Atascadero, California
Mar 24, 2014

Hah yeah I can put that up for you.
By Kash Dierksheide
From: Atascadero, California
Mar 24, 2014

By Internet Hardman
Mar 30, 2014

It almost appears low angle in the videos, but pulling over that bulge definitely feels vertical.
By Ben Parsons
Jun 8, 2016
rating: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a

Can confirm; bulge feels pretty damn vert.

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