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Out of Our Mines 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Chris Miller & Pete Paredes, June 2002
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Submitted By: C Miller on Mar 20, 2007

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Brandon, on the tricky face.


Start up a left-leaning ramp to reach the first bolt, which protects improbable moves (crux) to the second bolt and the end of the difficulties. Wander up a very easy, low-angled slab past two bolts to reach a perched block where vertical, featured face (5.9) past three more bolts leads to anchors atop the block.

Long and varied, with fun moves and some nice exposure up high, which makes this a recommended route for the wall.


You'll find this interesting route 25' right of Black Bart and just right of Dust in the Wind, a right-facing corner system.


7 bolts, chain anchors

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By Dave Daly
From: Kernville, CA
Apr 18, 2007

A variation of this route can be done be climbing the crack 20' right of the intended route (the start to 'Miner 49er'). A bit trivial due to the easy slab above before reaching the block. The block above is clearly the highlight.....nice exposure. Good hero shot if the light is right ;)
By C Miller
From: CA
Jul 2, 2007

Originally done without the top bolt, which was later added to make it a more reasonable lead.
By Brandon Heine
Jun 4, 2011

Broke a hold directly above the first bolt on 05/30/2011.
Probably closer to 11d than 10c before getting to the second bolt now. The rest of the climb remains unchanged.
By steple
Jul 18, 2011

And I was really doubting my skills when I was unable to get past the first bolt... the missing hold makes me feel much better.

Also I was wondering how far you are supposed to go up on the ramp? Is the original start left of the first bolt? Thanks.
By Jeff Edge
Nov 29, 2014
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Started with my left hand on the good sidepull to the left of the first bolt, and right food on the 2nd foot-edge over from the left, so my head was pretty much at or a little to the left of the first bolt when I stepped on. Then you traverse right, tricky! Just commit to the holds and you'll be fine. Kinda fun once you're doing it.

Probably not too much harder than 11b, probably no easier than 11a. Thought it was on par with Highgrader (maybe a little harder?), and harder than Long Arm albeit in a very different style. More similar to Mad Season, just a much, much shorter crux.
By Lance Ranzer
Jun 27, 2016
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13

Ok so clearly the 1st bolt is ridiculous to get too. Hands and feet broke off. Making this a high 14+ move...
So either play it safe and head way left up the crack and traverse right to the 2nd bolt and clip in.
OR go on the ramp and hold a small side pull with Left hand and step on a penny size hold with right foot, clip draw and french free it till you find the positive left hand just above the draw about 1.5ft. then continue the climb up and make sure to bring a long runner or the 4th bolt before entering roof.

P.s. The roof at the top is AWESOME - tad short but so glad to have done it.

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