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White Flight 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Kevin Graves, Brad Singer
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Submitted By: susan peplow on Mar 3, 2007

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Description 

Better quality than its neighbor to the left and slightly more difficult. Follow up overlap holds with lots of featured holds for your hands and feet.

Good route for the beginner leader.

Location 

First route on far right side of wall.

Protection 

4 bolts to gated shut anchors which share with the route to the left


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Rock Climbing Photo: Most of "White Flight". Photo by Blitzo.
Most of "White Flight". Photo by Blitzo.

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By Russ Walling
From: www.FishProducts.com
Mar 4, 2007
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Better and a touch harder than its neighbor to the left. A bit loose in spots, but will clean up shortly. Survey says, bring on the n00bs!
By Locker
From: Yucca Valley, CA
May 4, 2007

EDITED for duh!...

I had originally written "Chop it"

Well, I don't support chopping either...

bad humor on my part...



as for the climb itself...

I was not impressed...

By duh
May 4, 2007

Not all routes are "dick wrenching mega classics" (stole that from Todd). I have done the route and was not super impressed, still we don't disrespect other faist by chopping thier creations, and certainly not without carefull consideration, local consensus and talking with the faist first. Brad is a local, socal climber and a nice guy, he has put up several easier routes in the area, The routes he did, are not routes I would have considered putting in however spotting lines, cleaning routes at NJC is not an easy task. No matter how unworthy you may feel his routes are, none of them fall outside the local ethics and are legitimate routes.

Show some respect locker.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
May 6, 2007

No doubt that this route and it's neighbor are not the destination routes for the crag. That said, they're fine. Easier than all the others which may be nice if you are there with some people not climbing to the same ability as you. They are easy to set up and could be a fun ride for someone who's new to climbing.

Me, would I do them again? Hard to say. I did them the first time looking for quick mileage before going home plus I was able to tick the whole crag. So, maybe I would again....maybe I'd just drink a beer instead?!

Sometimes I'm not that impressed with routes either. Although, I truly appreciate the time, effort and expense route setters go through to create a playground just for me.

~Susan
By Blitzo
Dec 11, 2008

I liked it. I felt it was more like 5.8, which isn't much different than 7+.
By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 24, 2009
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

Thought this was a fun route, good rock. Harder than a .7 but easier than the route to the left (Whiter Shade of Pale).

FA: Kevin Graves, Brad Singer
By Safty Third
From: San Diego, CA
Nov 6, 2016
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

Same as the other one, I think that this one lost some holds as it has seen more traffic. So don't expect a gimmie 5.7 like other areas at NJC.

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