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Static Experience 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Carl Gastola
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
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Submitted By: BBQ on Jun 21, 2011

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A route sure to make your hair stand up on end.


Is it a crack climb? Is it a slabby smear-fest? Is it a pocket pulling parade? This fantastic route is all that and more making it the ultimate static experience.

If you like thought provoking, technical climbs that require gorilla strength, ballet dancer finesse and absolutely no dynamic moves whatsoever, then look no further. This climb is calling your name!

This climb is awesome! The rock is bulletproof, black as night, and in some places it gets smooth as a baby's butt. A very asthetic line. The technical nature of the climbing makes this route a difficult onsight to be proud of if you are not quite leading at the 5.11 grade yet. For those seeking harder grades this route is a perfect warm-up for the rest of the climbs on the wall. Do not bypass this climb! Get on it and git r' done!


Getting to the Fishbowl Wall is a bit of a hike. Getting to Static Experience is just a bit more of a hike. When you locate Carp and Bottom Feeder just keep heading to the left and down the hill.
Shimmy around a bend and up the hill until you see two, shiny bolt lines. Static Experience is the first climb (the climb on the right) that you will see on a black wall that appears to slope away from you. The climb to the left of Static Experience is a worthy 5.11 that will have you scratching your head wondering what to do next.


Take eight quickdraws. Static Experience is not as pumpy as Carp, but it will get on you right at the second bolt. Make sure your belayer is paying attention since many a fine climber have been pitched off due to mistakes in technique rather than fatigue.

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By The wellhungarian
Sep 29, 2015

Your on the wrong route bud. No roof anywhere near static experience. Get a guide book and try again.
Sep 29, 2015

I have NEVER encountered choss on this route. And if the choss you removed didn't break your belayer's foot, then the route you did climb is ready for climbers. Just be sure to save some for the rest of us to bust off.
Sep 29, 2015

So is the one star and choss comment for Static Experience or for The Righteous and the Wicked? Cuz if it is directed at Righteous, which is considered a classic, then you're gonna cause some more overly sensitive locals to become irate. We have each others' backs here, bud. And yes, we do get out. I go to Colorado a lot to climb and can't wait to come back home.
By Greg Parker
From: Cardiff, CA
Sep 29, 2015

We're just climbing around on rocks people... The beginning of Righteous IS chossy. Look at my original description. I was able to clean it to a safe and climbable state when I established the route, what, 15 years ago? I would not be surprised if some rock has loosened over the years. Several ascents since mine should have kept it somewhat clean, but these routes don't see a ton of traffic. A little TLC could bring it back to tip-top (aka classic) shape. Enjoy.

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