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Urban Struggle 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a/b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: John Mireles & Bill Leventhal, 1991
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Submitted By: veritus on Jul 25, 2007

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California Climber Magazine - Winter 2012 - Issue ...


Very short crux section. A few moves through superb pockets and pinches to jugs at the top. Have fun and try the alternate start jumping off the boulder and grabbing the shelf at the bottom.


Starts on the right side of the last cave on the Ghetto. Jugs to the lip down low or just start from the lip/shelf.


6 bolts, chain anchors

Photos of Urban Struggle Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber Joe Wysznski carefully sets the crux under...
Climber Joe Wysznski carefully sets the crux under...
Rock Climbing Photo: Moving past the crux!
Moving past the crux!
Rock Climbing Photo: Not even the shade of the Ghetto can keep your fin...
Not even the shade of the Ghetto can keep your fin...
Rock Climbing Photo: This is an alternate start. to the route X is wher...
This is an alternate start. to the route X is wher...
Rock Climbing Photo: Moving into the crux
Moving into the crux
Rock Climbing Photo: Cool climb
Cool climb
Rock Climbing Photo: Urban Struggle Crux.
Urban Struggle Crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: Red line is Urban Struggle
Red line is Urban Struggle
Rock Climbing Photo: First go
First go
Rock Climbing Photo: Don't go right hand here. This should have been a ...
Don't go right hand here. This should have been a ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mid crux section
Mid crux section
Rock Climbing Photo: Clipping third bolt
Clipping third bolt

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By Calder Phillips
From: Newbury Park, California
Sep 15, 2012

Is Hole Patrol (A supposed .12b) the line that starts here but tops at the Johnny Can't Lead anchors?
By Kevin hodgson
From: Isla Vista, California
Apr 16, 2014

By Disaster Franklin
From: Los Angeles, CA
Oct 13, 2015

Never got around to sending this clean. It's a spicy lead no doubt. The v3 crux move puts you into a desperate clipping position for bolt 3, and if you blow it, especially while pulling slack, you are headed, ass first, straight for the launchpad boulder. Can be set up on TR from the routes to the right, with a little forethought and clever traversing. Highly recommend leading this only with a competent belayer with a weight problem, a grigri, a hardhat, two condoms, and your mother on speed dial.
By Alexander
From: Los Angeles
Nov 26, 2015
rating: 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a

High quality route with excellent/safe clipping holds and a clean fall from the crux section. Chance to get the rope wet if the creek is running high, so watch out for water between the boulders. Bolt 4 is sticking out a bit, could use a rebolt.
By John Ericson
From: USA
Apr 30, 2016

Overall, this is a great climb. There is decking potential on the rock below, but I believe that a good belayer would keep one from hitting it. It may be a good idea to have a spotter positioned below to guide a falling climber away from the boulder. The moves here are not V3, nor are they the crux as one poster above mentioned. If you have a good belayer, do not let this issue scare you from the climb.

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