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The Thimble (aka El Dorito) 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Rich Strang
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Submitted By: Anthony Stout on Jun 12, 2006

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Michael clipping the chains of The Thimble


This route is actually on the formation just to the right (south) of big pine wall. I included it in big pine wall routes because there is only one route on the formation. Climb up through the three bolts to the anchors. Decent warm up but there are much better routes at El Rito!


3 bolts to anchors.

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By Larry Earley
From: Los Alamos, NM
Oct 8, 2006
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

Poorly bolted. Ground fall potential. Moves are weird. I have seen several falls. An old El Rito route. Newer 10a routes less sustained.
By George Vigeon
From: Bend, OR
Jul 22, 2008

Deck potential if you fall clipping the third bolt. Moves are odd but fun, beta intensive more than anything. Look for unseen things...
By Jillian Parkhurst
From: Tucson, AZ
Jul 23, 2011

Not unsafe in anyway. The holds are large pockets and wonderful for clipping.
By skelldify
Sep 19, 2015
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This route deserves more than the 1.5 stars it currently has. It's only 30' tall, but sustained at the grade, and I found it fun. Possible deck potential going to the 3rd bolt, but the holds are all there.

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