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Zen Master 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Bill Boyle
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Submitted By: icsteveoh on Jun 25, 2007

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Perin Zenning with John Ross belaying.


Another long fun maple canyon route.


in between min mediation and meet the buddha.


7 bolts to chains.

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By Tryhard Scoville
From: Sandy, UT
Jul 6, 2009

My favorite of the routes I've climed on this wall. Lots of variety in the holds and moves required. There is a fun mantle move 6 feet or so below the chains (optional, but still fun).
By Galen Downing
From: Woodland Hills
Sep 28, 2009
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

This was the most difficult route on the wall for me. Not much rest, crimpy, way good route.
By Daryn Edmunds
Sep 22, 2012

Great route! Super thin and continuous. .10d
By Hendo Henderson
From: Denver, CO
Oct 30, 2012

This route was torture! Haha, it was my first 10.d onsight though. So definitely the apex of my skill. Very crimpy and very sustained. The crimps were tricky in late October/cold weather. Couldn't feel if they were good or not. Definitely had my faithful friend 'Elvis Leg' return on this route (haven't seen that little guy in a while). I actually enjoyed Mini Meditation more though. This route was crimpy and had no breaks. So pretty tortuous!
By Skat B
From: Down Rodeo
Jun 22, 2013
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

The holds are there - pockets and awesome crimps - but a very solid .10d all the way. Just wish that they didn't share the same anchors as the .10a to the right.
By Austin Black
Oct 21, 2013

Climb efficiently! Crux comes at the last bolt before the chains. Hard to clip from here and at the chains. Took an exciting fall with that tree right behind the route. Don't jump backwards!
By Nick Coletti
May 8, 2017

Awesome route! I recommend doing it as a "climb-ax' after doing Zen Fen and Meet the Buddha. No over exaggeration in the previous comments; this route is a bear! But with the right technique, (or "Zen" you might say)... along with some thought out pump management, this is a great confidence builder for the novice Maple Canyon climber.

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