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Slow Ride 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Todd Townsend and Joe LeMaster 5/2011
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Todd Townsend on Apr 25, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: Slow Ride follows the discontinuous crack system i...


Climb a low angle finger crack to where it ends at some chossy flakes. Step up and right to clip a bolt. Face climb past a second bolt, then traverse back left into another finger crack. Follow this crack system, which widens to hand size, and lower off the anchor at the top of Lizard Gizzards.


Located between Breaking & Entering and Lizard Gizzards. Shares the anchor with Lizard Gizzards.


2 Bolts, Gear to 3"
Lower off Mussy Hook anchor with a 70m rope.

Photos of Slow Ride Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: our unknown 2nd pitch we climbed.. upper digi.. in...
BETA PHOTO: our unknown 2nd pitch we climbed.. upper digi.. in...
Rock Climbing Photo: climbing the upper crack
climbing the upper crack
Rock Climbing Photo: About to climb past the 2nd bolt
About to climb past the 2nd bolt
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting up the climb
Starting up the climb
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down the upper cracks.
Looking down the upper cracks.
Rock Climbing Photo: The finger crack start to Slow Ride.
BETA PHOTO: The finger crack start to Slow Ride.

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By Todd Townsend
From: Bishop, CA
Apr 25, 2013

This route was originally climbed with no bolts as the first pitch of an onsight ground-up adventure climb that went to the top of the buttress. Unfortunately, the upper pitches were not as good quality and this pitch had ground fall potential. The establishment of Lizard Gizzards facilitated resurrecting it as a single pitch climb. The route was cleaned and 2 bolts were added by the first ascensionist in April of 2013.
By Amy W.
From: bishop,ca
May 5, 2013

Fun Climb and can either TR or lead Lizard Gizzards to the right. Use as warmups.
By Todd Townsend
From: Bishop, CA
Oct 13, 2013

It's kind of hard to tell from your description, but I think that you traversed onto the route Digi. Currently, Slow Ride ends at the first anchor that you got to, but originally there were an additional two pitches that went directly up from that anchor. Unfortunately, those pitches were pretty wandering and not as good. Perhaps in the future a better line will be figured out.
By butters
From: Mammoth Lakes, Ca
Oct 15, 2013
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

yup sry for confusion.. looks like we some how connected those two pitches by traversing right after top anchors for Slow Ride and Lizards Gizzards.
By old5ten
From: Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
Nov 12, 2013
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Thought this route was better than just 2 stars. Great warm up for other stuff and a bit of variety.

This route is not sorted correctly.
By Todd Townsend
From: Bishop, CA
Jul 11, 2014

Thanks, the route should be sorted into the right place now.

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