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Ranger Bolts (aka Move over Rover) 

YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.13a French: 7c+ Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E6 6c [details]
FA: Jim Thornburg, 1989 (tr), John Yablonski, Jim Thornburg, Scott Frye, 1989 (lead)
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Submitted By: jim thornburg on Feb 7, 2006

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Super classic overhanging face on the North Face. Best rock-quality in Pinnacles?



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By jimi thornburg
Dec 17, 2014

Someone placed a lower off anchor 6 feet below the lip of the overhang, I assume to facilitate lowering off with a 60-meter rope. The problem with the anchor is it was placed just below the route's upper, heartbreaker crux, so stopping at the anchor means nice try, but you didn't finish the route. All of the early ascents of the route climbed to the summit.

An anchor just above the final crux is the way to go, but people would need to be aware that a 70-meter rope is needed to lower off.
By Kyle Queener
From: Bishop, California
May 21, 2015

A somewhat key hold has broken off just shy of the first set of anchors making this slightly harder now but maintains the same grade, in my opinion.

-To the first set of anchors feels solid 5.11d/5.12a and is great climb itself.

-To the middle anchors which Jim described in his comment is 5.13a - but stopping there may cause Yabo to roll over in his grave.

-To the tippy top is 5.13a but with a 5.12a red point crux at the top - If you do it this way Yabo rests in peace.
By Ian J Walters
Nov 2, 2015

Beware the jug cobble at the upper anchors, it's about ready to go as of October 31 2015.
By Vlad S
Nov 7, 2016

This would be a way better route if all the criss-crossing lines of bolts that have have been vomit-launched onto the wall over the years were cleaned up. Not only are they extremely unsightly and unsafe, but a few of the actual bolts you'd want to clip for pro are way off route and hard to get to. This makes the route very hard to onsight since you waste a ton of energy climbing up and down and still end up with a bunch of rope drag if you clip the wrong ones or don't use long runners. 12a pitch to the first anchor is one of the best in the park. Just watch out for poison oak on the approach!

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