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The Macho Combo 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Jack Marshall et al.
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Submitted By: Vernon Stiefel on Mar 21, 2002

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This west facing route is adjacent to a large yucca plant. Accessing the first two bolts requires difficult moves (crux) above the yucca. A fall below the second bolt would leave you impaled on the "Spanish bayonet" (stick clipping is an option). Continue past one more bolt and horizontals to a large ledge. Fun but short (2 out of 5 stars).


QD's for three bolts plus a few small TCU's for horizontals. Medium / Large cams and a lengthy cordelette are necessary for an anchor. Descent is a walk off.

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By D. Evans
From: Tustin, California
Apr 19, 2015

Todd Battey and I started this route calling it "The Poor Man's Soul Fusion."
Jan. 1990

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