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Rolling Blackout 

YDS: 5.10c/d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c/d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Bill Leventhal, Matt Oliphant '01
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Submitted By: Ryan Kelly on Jul 30, 2007  with updates from Jim H

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Jackie Trejo climbnig Rolling Blackout 5.10c/d on ...

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Best route on the wall, IMHO. Start on some smaller pockets just right of the large huecos of Power Station. Crux at third bolt as you pull left around a protruding rock. Joins (the better half of) Power Station after that.


Third route from left (on Power Wall), just right of Power Station.


6 bolts + anchors. Well protected, good bolts, biner and an open shut at the top.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Mel pulling over the bulge, Rolling Blackout (5.10...
Mel pulling over the bulge, Rolling Blackout (5.10...
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By Todd Horton
Apr 13, 2013

Super fun route. Some hidden holds make the crux at the 3rd bolt pretty easy. FYI, the 3rd bold is loose and the second to last bolt prior to the anchors is in a hollow sounding piece of rock. Be careful. If anyone has the motivation, it would be a good idea to replace these two bolts.
By Mike to the B
Jul 15, 2015

Added a large X next on a jug toward the top (down and left of the last bolt) that felt like it was going to rip off. It felt very loose and will likely come off soon. Not a huge concern for the belayer, since the route is so steep ... but it would be quite a surprise (and big fall) for a leader climbing at or near their limit, please use caution!
By Disaster Franklin
From: Los Angeles, CA
Oct 13, 2015

Kind of a cool route. For a warmup, I think little cheops is a better spot with a 5.9 and two 10b routes. For climbers at this grade, it's a worthwhile, and rarely crowded, fun line with jugs and stemming that you should probably try. Loose rock with X is still there and it's a temptation to put a hand or foot on it. Maybe trundle it?

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