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The Outsider 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
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Submitted By: JTLA Tolins on Nov 16, 2016

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Outsider Block.

Description 

Feeling like you don't fit in with all those weird slab climbers? The Outsider is your answer. After three easy bolts, clip a permadraw and pull into a huge juggy hueco. Follow the vertical rail up the left to it's top (There's a kneebar if you want it) and shoot out to a smaller hueco on the face. Enjoy a short hard crux.

Location 

Across the trail from the main slab wall on the overhanging pocketed face

Protection 

8 bolts


Photos of The Outsider Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Outsider
The Outsider
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo
BETA PHOTO: Topo
Rock Climbing Photo: Outsider Block.
Outsider Block.
Rock Climbing Photo: About to complete a successful highline from the O...
About to complete a successful highline from the O...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jamie Hueco Holla
Jamie Hueco Holla
Rock Climbing Photo: Hugo hueco holla
Hugo hueco holla
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting up
Starting up
Rock Climbing Photo: Clipping the 5 bolt.
Clipping the 5 bolt.
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing the Outsider.
Climbing the Outsider.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Outsider block from the Corpse Wall.
The Outsider block from the Corpse Wall.
Rock Climbing Photo: Highlining from Outsider to the Corpse Wall.
Highlining from Outsider to the Corpse Wall.
Rock Climbing Photo: Highliner's playing high above the Corpse Wall...
Highliner's playing high above the Corpse Wall...

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By Maidy
Mar 14, 2017

Not a "red herring BTW. Have at it if you want. "The Outsider" was a former very old TR route on what is probably the only OK-qulaity rock on the entire formation. As a TR it had difficult access and lots of rope drag. - evidently it's a lot better as a lead climb

It is truly our opinion the rest of this formation is crap. We bolted the shorter cobbled face to the left then pulled the bolts for safety reasons so no one would get injured.
We TR'd all over those faces and just weren't inspired.

The main huge slab has an access issue since there is no access to the base without removing the manzanita. The plant is protected and cutting is prohibited by the park service. Please don't start cutting trails through protected plants and pissing off land managers... again..

PS- the slackline idea is pretty cool though! :)
By alex carey
Jun 10, 2017
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

Hard to imagine this will ever get climbed enough to be super clean. I know my buddy and I knocked off a few pebbles and many of the holds felt sandy, especially the pockets. A fun tick if you want something harder and you are at saddle.

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