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Scare Way 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Alan Nelson
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jul 5, 2002

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BETA PHOTO: "Scare Way". Photo by Blitzo.


The crux is down low but the crack continues long enough to get some good climbing in. The left-hand finish is recommended as it is steeper and provides more interesting climbing.

This is a good wall to escape the crowds of the Feudal Wall, Billboard Buttress and Short Wall. Climbs here appear steep and intimidating but most are easier than they look, and this route is no exception. Two stars out of five.


Begin more or less at the midpoint of the wall and left of a section of patina plates. Look for a curving crack, the most obvious on the wall, this is the route.


Take a selection of wires and cams to 3". You can rap (75') from anchors (3/8") atop a newer route just left of The Highwayman.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Corona and Dos Equis Wall
BETA PHOTO: Corona and Dos Equis Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Up and left for one of the funnest airy roof finis...
Up and left for one of the funnest airy roof finis...

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By Josh Beck
Jan 30, 2003

This is an awesome route - one of the best in Indian Cove for sure :)
By M. Morley
From: Sacramento, CA
Jan 30, 2003

I'm pretty sure the rap anchors Chris refers to in his description had been chopped as of 1/1/03 (the last time I climbed on the Dos Equis Formation).
By Brian Reynolds
Jan 31, 2003

If they're the same ones I was talking about on the rock page, some of them (or all) needed to go. It was like a bolt farm up there -- 3 or 4 bolts, clustered together in a completely haphazard formation, including one 1/4", two nasty spinners, and a big collection of ratty webbing.

That said, though, I've only been up on Corona once. If the bolts are gone, is there a decent walk-off?
By Murf
Jan 31, 2003

Yes the walk off takes about 30 secs.
By Sean
From: Oak Park, CA
Dec 7, 2013

Quality scare up the slanting flare. Fantastic exposure finishing up and left over roof via bomber jams and jugs.
By alex carey
Nov 21, 2016
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

I managed to build the anchor where the rope was able to swing into the crack. Be sure not to do what I did as the drag was only pullable with full body weight.

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