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YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Mike Artz, Eddie Begoon 1996
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Submitted By: Jeremy Steck on Sep 20, 2009

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Climbing the first half of Push

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This route is classic! It's worth coming to this crag for this route alone! Start by climbing up a blocky section of rock to reach the first bolt. From here, climb straight up making some tricky moves to reach the obvious hueco at the 4th bolt. Next, make a traverse right for about 6 feet to reach a vertical seam and eventually a really good stance. Continue up and then make a long easy traverse back left to clip the 5th bolt. It looks a bit run out, but it's a clean fall and the hardest moves are still fairly close to the 4th bolt. From the 5th bolt climb up and a bit right heading for the final overhang. Pull the overhang and hang in there for the redpoint crux at the last bolt.


This route is directly in front of you as you reach the cliff on the approach trail. It's just to the right of Lambda.


10 bolts, shuts

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Rock Climbing Photo: About to blow the crux on Push
About to blow the crux on Push
Rock Climbing Photo: Fred Gomez warming up on Push
Fred Gomez warming up on Push

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By EthanC
Dec 9, 2015

Just a heads up, if you don't know the area, it is really easy to climb straight up push and get into boomerang, 13 something. After the 4th bolt you need to traverse left to stay on push and avoid the ridiculousness. The bail biner is pretty solid evidence that we weren't the first people to make that mistake.

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