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Planet Claire 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Dave Evans, Todd Swain, Todd Gordon & Dave Levi, September 1990
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Submitted By: caughtinside on Nov 27, 2010

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Planet Claire features challenging blunt arete squeezing and pressing to start out of the catsclaw on standard issue Josh oatmeal, before moving up and left spiral staircase style following a line of good holds on increasingly better rock to the top of the pinnacle.

This route featured surprisingly fun moves, and would be better but for lack of traffic which has the lower half of the route in pretty gritty shape.

The FA was Dave Evans based on the 'DEE' stamp on one of the hangers, others may have been in on the FA fun.


On the Planet X pinnacle, starts on the blunt arete 15' left of Planet Y.


6 bolts, the 5 lead bolts are all buttonheads (5/16") and there is one 3/8" bolt at the start of the route. The route is fully bolted, but this is Joshua Tree.

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By Will S
From: Joshua Tree
Nov 28, 2010

Surprisingly good, don't let the grain down low dissuade you. Crux right off the ground, then fun continuous moves on nice edges.
By toddgordon Gordon
From: Joshua Tree, California
Nov 28, 2010

FA: Dave Evans, Todd Swain, Todd Gordon, Dave Levi 9-90

( The missing hanger on the first bolt is Ghetto....)..
By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Nov 28, 2010

Yeah, I'd give this one two stars but for the grit down low...
By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Dec 11, 2011

First bolt has no hanger.
By Dimes
From: Joshua Tree, Ca.
Jan 27, 2012

1st bolt now has a hanger as of 1-22-12.

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