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Start Trundling 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Darryl Nakahira, Randy Vogel, and Maria Cranor, 1980
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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Jul 25, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Stop Trundling, 5.10a and Start Trundling, 5.10a


a short finger jam crux leads to easier hand jamming above


This is near the north end of the west face, to the right of Stop Trundling.


standard rack

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By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Nov 29, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

The face getting up to the crack merits warning for those insecure about climbing without gear. It should be PG-13 or R.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Dec 28, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Albiet somewhat short this is a terrific route, very clean and climbs with greater ease than appears from the ground, descriptions in guides or MP. If it were longer it would warrant more than the 2 stars given.

The slab approach is fairly straight forward but agree with Tony, un-protectable; not a death fall but a skate to the deck nonetheless. Small gear protects the entry of this great rout and the thin fingers are complimented nicely with features. The route takes most excellent gear predominately in the 1/2" - 2" range with many rests.

True route exit is a question. As you near the top the perfect hands starts to get deep into almost a butt type crack, which although direct seemed more cumbersome than escaping slightly left and then up the face to the anchors. If exiting left, you might consider bringing a large cam (#4 or even #4 Camalot) before venturing up the face. Going direct appeared very awkward and would eat as many #1 Cams (deep) as you wanted to place.

Share or better yet extend & supplement the Smooth as Silk anchor for belay.

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