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Nobody Walks In LA 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Gary Cobb, Greg Rice & Robert Yucknat, 1982
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Submitted By: Chris Owen on Jan 19, 2004

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BETA PHOTO: Walking in LA and Falling Star 5.8/9


Starts to the right of Catch a Falling Star.

Easily up to a shallow corner, this, then, leads to the horizontal crack on the above-mentioned climb. Cam. The next move, over the bulge, can prove to be quite baffling. No clues given here. Enjoyable face climbing follows past 2 bolts.

Walk off to the left (facing the rock).


1 small/medium cam, 2 bolts, 2 bolt anchor.

Photos of Nobody Walks In LA Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: R. Studinka rapping off ©
R. Studinka rapping off ©
Rock Climbing Photo: A. Poet working out the moves
A. Poet working out the moves
Rock Climbing Photo: "Nobody Walks In LA". Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: "Nobody Walks In LA". Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: A great climb.
A great climb.
Rock Climbing Photo: Over the bulge...
Over the bulge...

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By Woody Stark
Jan 20, 2004

I've led this route numerous times. The crux has been done three different ways that I know off, and all are something of a puzzle. If you're short, you can forget 5.8. Also, I believe 5.9 would be a more accurate, general rating. Whatever, it's a fine little route.
By Locker
From: Yucca Valley, CA
Apr 13, 2004

have to agree with Woody on this one. I felt 5.8+/5.9 fits. then again maybe it is a height thing and I am on the shorter side? Not sure! But after doing "Catch a falling star", drop back down and give this one a shot. It's worth it
By M. Morley
From: Sacramento, CA
Nov 16, 2004
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Even with the aforementioned gear placement, I think you would likely deck if you blew the clip at the first bolt.
By Bo Johnston
Feb 6, 2005
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I'm 6'3" and I had trouble pulling up beyond the horizontal crack. I finally found that going up the left most jugs was the best and most solid way up to the bolt.
By Adam Stackhouse
Jan 28, 2006
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

5.9ish is a good call for this.
By Canon
Jan 15, 2012

5.9 for sure above the horizontal and below the first bolt. There's a hueco way up left that is quite a reach, but solid. I'm sure there are other ways.

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