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Population Explosion 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Euan Cameron, Tim Kearns, Ryan DeBrun, 27th September 2009
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Sep 29, 2009

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Start up the steepening slab to clip the first bolt. Make a tricky sequence to pass the first bolt which gains easier ground. Climb up the slab until the 5th bolt which marks the start of the crux moves, passing the 5th and 6th bolts.


Located 10 feet right of Autumn Storm.


6 Bolts, Double Bolt Anchor

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By butters
From: Mammoth Lakes, Ca
Oct 23, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

somewhat sporty 1st bolt. clip it n have fun with a crux right off the bat. good granite and a fun climb
By davefaus
From: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Sep 17, 2014
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

i always thought this climb was stiff for a 5.9

the new mammoth area rock climbs book calls it a 5.10b
By Euan Cameron
From: Mammoth Lakes
Sep 18, 2014

Perhaps stiff for 5.9, but I don't know where Marty got the 10b grade from. It is very soft for that grade.
By old5ten
From: Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
Jul 8, 2015
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

fun route with some decking potential getting to the first bolt. i'd put it at a shade harder than autumn storm, maybe around 5.9+/10a

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