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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Seth Pettit and Simone Steger
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Seth Pettit on Feb 16, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: Orion's Belt


Hop up into the big curving crack/chimney and lean out to clip the first bolt. This protects you as you get established on the slab and then the next couple moves to the left which are the crux. After that its easy edges up the low angle face to a bolted belay. This route went in just before the park service mandated camouflaged bolts and hangers, so they're nice and shiny. If you want to, try the TR problem directly below the rappel. It starts off the top of a boulder on nice holds. Pretty tough, like a V4 with a crumbly slab above.


On the nice looking, smallish brown block just left of Becky's Buttress.


Three bolts lead to a bolted belay/rap station.

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By toddgordon Gordon
From: Joshua Tree, California
Feb 20, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Cool route;....we liked it!......thank you!...
By Nigel Barry
Mar 24, 2015

Nice Route found the crack hop the trickiest part

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