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The Murder Hole 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: C Miller on Aug 17, 2010

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Climb up and over stacked blocks to enter a wide chimney system with cracks in the back. Work up passing along the left side of two small pine trees and finish with a section of offwidth at the top.


Just left of Round Table.


Gear to 3", 2 bolt anchor/rap

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By David Fogel
From: Lake Forest, CA
Jul 24, 2017

The Murder Hole (5.7) has two trees. Go through the two trees to stay on route. Variation: After the first tree (about halfway up the route) go out and to the left and there is a fun and tricky crack (my best guess 5.10-ish?) which leads to a good rest then straight up another crack to top out.

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