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YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 4 pitches, 350', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Tony Calderone 1996
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Submitted By: Ben Folsom on May 20, 2007

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Maura Hahnenberger finishing up the steep bit of c...


This route is located left of Cruel Shoes on the east face of Stripe Rock.

Pitch 1- Climb the slab protected by 4 bolts and some gear to a ledge with a small tree and a two bolt anchor. 5.10c

Pitch 2- Face climb steeper rock past 7? bolts to a two bolt belay near a hole. 5.10a

Pitch 3- Climb the slab past more bolts to a two bolt belay. 5.8

Pitch 4- Easier, more runout climbing leads to a two bolt belay near the summit.


Located about 100 feet left of the start of Cruel Shoes on Stripe rock.


Quickdraws and a few pieces of protection for the first pitch.

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Maura Hahnenberger on the crux first pitch of Poly...

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By Ben Folsom
May 20, 2007

This route gets an R rating in the guidebooks. It says 3 pitches of "minimally protected climbing". I don't know about that... All of the harder climbing is very well protected, if you don't mind climbing a little bit above the bolts. Some of the easier (5.8) climbing is a bit runout.
Anyway, I thought this was a nice, fun route with great rock and moves on a nice wall.
By dave bingham
Dec 21, 2015

As I recall, Ranger Brad told me Tony Calderone put this up "ground-up".Brad felt it was poorly engineered, and asked TC to add some bolts, which he did.

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