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Road Crew 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Steve Shobe & Chris Miller, July 1992, Extension: Chris Miller, July 2001
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Submitted By: C Miller on Apr 5, 2006

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Road Crew (5.12a), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles


Start 8' left of Lost Orbit at the base of an attractive orange-colored face. Preclip the first bolt and then bust a crimpy crux right off the deck to gain a good edge at the second bolt. After clipping the 2nd bolt start heading up and left on steep but positive incut plates to the fifth bolt where the plates suddenly run-out for your hands. The next bit is balancy and delicate as you get stood up on the highest plate while palming the features and then make a final highstep/mantle to a sloping ramp with anchors.

Originally climbed to just below the 5th bolt, the anchors were later pulled and the climb extended to it's logical finish, adding another crux to this quality route. Powerful and physical down low but subtle and technical up high, this climb has something for everyone.


6 bolts, chain anchors

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Rock Climbing Photo: Dan working out the moves on a redpoint attempt.
Dan working out the moves on a redpoint attempt.
Rock Climbing Photo: Lost Orbit Rock - East Face detail.
BETA PHOTO: Lost Orbit Rock - East Face detail.

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By Coon
Sep 11, 2016

I've climbed at HVP a lot and have to say the orange plates on this face are the best holds and sequences around.
By ACassebeer
From: Mojave, CA
Sep 12, 2016

Best hard route at Holcomb in my opinion. Really cool holds and pumpy!

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