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The Awakening 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: W. Wells and T. Goss
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Submitted By: Kenny Clark on May 23, 2011

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In critical habitat area for the Desert Tortoise


A short, but fun little route with lots of interesting features to grab. Lots of positive jugs lead into some sloping side-pulls and stemming in a large runnel. At the top the route changes personality to a short slabby section.

Todd Goss gives this route 3/3 stars in his guidebook. This is a great route in my opinion as well.


This is the 6th route from the left side. It is just to the left of K-3


4 bolts to chains

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By mikeinvt
Oct 27, 2011

Climbed this today. Pretty fun route on really sharp limestone. Was cold in the shade/wind in the afternoon. A little soft for 5.9 but fun.
By Hendo Henderson
From: Denver, CO
Oct 9, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Pretty fun route. Feels like all the holds are sideways! Some fun stemming moves as well. All the routes up to the anchors in this region are very similar. Good change from the Granite in City of Rocks!
By Eriks Rozners
From: Binghamton, NY
Jun 22, 2016
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

There is no way this is 5.9 unless you are not allowed to use any holds in the adjacent grooves, which would be silly. With lots of jugs and stemming options in the left grove, it felt like 5.7+ to me, may be 5.8-...
By Russ Walling
Oct 2, 2016

Juggy and pretty easy depending on where you roam.
By Laura Bauer
Oct 25, 2016
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Really fun, but too short. Pretty soft for 5.9

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