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Route 7 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b PG13

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b PG13 [details]
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Submitted By: Maidy on Apr 16, 2011

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On Route #7.


Face and discontinuous crack climbing up the left side of the slab. Crux is the roof-move to the anchor.


obvious slab to the right of the central routes. Shares an anchor with route #8.


4 bolts + anchors. Routes 7 and 8 were intended as mixed routes. Small rack of wires and cams up to #3 recommended if you want to protect the runouts, or forgo the gear to make it "sporty".

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Rock Climbing Photo: A nice polished xenolith on Route #7.
A nice polished xenolith on Route #7.
Rock Climbing Photo: Protection for the last moves to the anchor on Rou...
Protection for the last moves to the anchor on Rou...
Rock Climbing Photo: Nearing the middle of Route #7.
Nearing the middle of Route #7.

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By jard
From: Los Angeles
Oct 15, 2012

Do take a #2 or #3 cam to protect yourself from a ground fall... or just run it out.

Seems pointless to have this route (or any routes at this crag) be mixed trad/sport. If it were up to me, I would just put in another bolt so noobs can lead it safely and remove the PG13 rating. Same goes for route #8. It's not like you are going to learn to climb trad by placing one cam half way up a bolted slab... to bolted anchors at the top. ;-)
By Maidy
Jun 23, 2013

Mixed routes may seem "pointless" to some, but it's the way the FAist put it them so we've left them as originally conceived. People should treat this as an opportunity. These are actually good training routes for beginning trad leaders since the initial moves are bolt protected and the gear-section is easy climbing.
By Ancent
From: Reno, NV
Apr 19, 2015
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13

OK route. The middle and top portions are run out, but it hardly requires any new bolting. The middle run out is ground fall territory but the holds are positive. The top run out is safer. As already stated, a #2 protects the middle and a #.75 protects the top.