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Shoot at Will 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Jim Hammerle, Rick Shull & Dave Masuo, 1989, FL: Chris Miller, 1990
Season: Spring - Fall
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Submitted By: Rick Shull on Oct 17, 2006

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Scott Nomi nearing the top of this fun route.

Description 

Start in a recessed area and wanders up the featured face past 5 bolts via positive edges and flakes to a chain anchor at the lip. Fun moves with great exposure the higher you get make this a popular route for the grade.

Location 

Located on an East-facing wall around and outside of the Tombstone Pit proper.

Protection 

5 bolts, chain anchor


Photos of Shoot at Will Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Craig following on Shoot at Will (5.8), Holcomb Va...
Craig following on Shoot at Will (5.8), Holcomb Va...
Rock Climbing Photo: Caroline on her second lead ever!  Moving up in th...
Caroline on her second lead ever! Moving up in th...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tombstone Shadow (5.10a) climbs the smooth, sunlit...
BETA PHOTO: Tombstone Shadow (5.10a) climbs the smooth, sunlit...
Rock Climbing Photo: Steven on Shoot at Will (5.8), Holcomb Valley Pinn...
Steven on Shoot at Will (5.8), Holcomb Valley Pinn...
Rock Climbing Photo: Sara Susca on TR. Photo by Bryn Owen
Sara Susca on TR. Photo by Bryn Owen
Rock Climbing Photo: Another one of Bryn on his second ascent.
Another one of Bryn on his second ascent.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bryn Owen (9) doing a great job.
Bryn Owen (9) doing a great job.
Rock Climbing Photo: Lluis leading Shoot at Will.
Lluis leading Shoot at Will.
Rock Climbing Photo: Me on Shoot at Will - great warm-up!
Me on Shoot at Will - great warm-up!
Rock Climbing Photo: Helen Shull leading Shoot at Will 5.8
Helen Shull leading Shoot at Will 5.8
Rock Climbing Photo: Scott on Shoot at Will
Scott on Shoot at Will

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By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 16, 2007

This is an excellent climb for the grade and a bit dicier than Coyotes at Sunset. Thin, balancey holds on vertical rock take you through the crux. There are several variations including a nice, airy stem. A great warm-up when you've forgotten to call in your reservations for Coyote Crag.
By 72HW
May 18, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

New edition of Hidden Treasures has this climb incorrectly listed as Who's Will, but the rating (both grade and stars) are correct.

Not matter what you call it, what a great climb this one is!! I really had to think about what I was doing moving from the 2nd to 3rd bolt and the balanecy highsteps are really quite thrilling. I think for the grade, this may be my new favorite for Holcomb! Highly recommended!
By Chris Owen
Administrator
From: Big Bear Lake
Jul 4, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Agreed - an excellent 5.8, one of the best hereabouts with its intricate small hold exposed steep face climbing.

Marc Burns and I looked at this in the mid 90's, but without a guidebook figured it looked hard and left it alone. It took me 14 years to finally get around to leading it!
By Rob M
From: Shangri-LA
Jul 29, 2010

True--looks hard from bottom like a lot of the Pinnicles routes, but then the flakes and crimpers tend to be more forgiving once you're on them.

This is a SUPER fun route, and it is in the shade more than Claimjumper.
By Coon
May 26, 2013

Super fun aesthetic route that basically climbs the highest point of the pinnacles(?). Short climb but feels exposed as it traverses slightly left over the belay ledge and gains another 30 ft or so of ground clearance. Great climb for the grade. Harder than other 5.8's or even some 5.9's at the Pinnacles IMO.
By Road
From: Stanton
Sep 8, 2015

Very Loose horn to the left of the first bolt. Was marked with an X 9/7/15, but rain happens, so be careful not to pull it into your face. Its a pretty big block. Moves weren't hard without it, more than anything it was hard just mentally remembering not to grab it, then not to step on it.

Solid 5.8