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Stake Your Claim 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Chris Miller, July 2001
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Submitted By: C Miller on Dec 8, 2006

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Stake Your Claim (5.10d), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles


Start about 10' down and left of Mighty Quinn and climb varied face past a dihedral before moving slightly right and exiting onto the exposed headwall the climb finishes on. The crux is near the end, and while possible to climb directly over the bolt line, most opt to climb a slightly easier line just right of the bolts.

The rock is a little scrappy down low, but the variety of moves, exposure and overall length combine to make this a recommended route for the grade.


Left side of the West Face between Highgrader and Mighty Quinn.


7 bolts, sport anchor

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By keli
From: San Diego, CA
Jul 21, 2008
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

more fun than it looks. easier finish than its neighbor to the right
By Jeff Edge
Nov 29, 2014

So much fun! One of the most engaging routes at Holcomb I think. Thought the end was pretty hard though since you're climbing on a bunch of steep crimps and all
By Alex Fletcher
From: San Clemente, CA
Sep 13, 2016
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Amazing, long, and sustained. Loved every moment of it. The pump is real! (Hint: The holds are all there; just gotta look :P )

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