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

Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Jon McCartie on Sep 10, 2007  with updates from Alex Fletcher

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roof start, then straight up the arete


left of Chopping Block. (start is down a bit from the start of Chopping Block). Belay from tree.


Bolts to sport shuts

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By Michael Bartosek
From: Los Angeles
Nov 19, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Committing start if you are not tall enough to clip the bolt first. That is the single hardest move on the route, the rest of it feels about 5.7, certainly easier than Chopping Block.
By phenotypical
Jun 15, 2015

it's very secure between the first and second bolts, but if you were to fall near the second bolt, especially with some slack out to clip, you'd likely fall past your belayer into something unpleasant. take care!
By Alex Fletcher
From: San Clemente, CA
May 6, 2016
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I suppose there's more than one way to start this, but my partner and I started by stemming on the slab to the right of the belay tree and then worked up and left to the first bolt. Climb was easy, just figuring out which pockets are actually usable is the hard part. Top gives a good view of the creek where people like to swim.

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