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The Natural 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
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Submitted By: andy patterson on Oct 31, 2010

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Andy Patterson sticking the crux throw off of the ...


One of the shorter routes at the Owl Tor. Some of the locals don't like it. Other climbers love it for its short, bouldery crux. Either way, it has some memorable—and very powerful—sequences.

The crux comes about halfway up with a strenuous move off a crimp to a poor two-finger pocket, then a rather dynamic lunge to a jug. Then you just hang on till the chains.


Just to the left of Auto Magic. The route begins right by a smallish tipped-over tree.


Fixed draws, with open shuts at the top.

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By andy patterson
From: Carpinteria, CA
May 12, 2013

Think of this route as the "harder" version of Auto Magic.
By Marathon
Jul 8, 2013

This route deserves 3 stars for a couple reasons, it has the best start stone in Santa Maria and one of the best moves. The crux of this route is a pile.
By andy patterson
From: Carpinteria, CA
Jul 9, 2013

I actually love the crux of this route. My main beef with The Natural is that it isn't long enough, and is kind of a one-move-wonder. Different strokes, I guess.
By Marathon
Jul 9, 2013

Different strokes for sure, if it wasnt for the new start stone id give it a star and a half tops. This route begs to be climbed now, the stone lures you in.
By Micah Elconin
Oct 23, 2016
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

Downgraded to 12b by general consensus among the locals.

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