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Zorro 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Dave LePere & Ryan Crochiere
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Submitted By: mschlocker on Aug 25, 2008

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The thin start of Zorro.

Description 

Head up a thin crack to a roof. Pass the roof on its right side. Follow a wider crack up past a hollow downward pointing flake, then up and left along discontinuous cracks. Climb ends at a nice tree with great views of the lake. For fun you can top out with a 5.0 pitch. Otherwise, head back to a rap station 50' behind the tree.

I think the start may be a tad harder than 10a, but I'll go with the guide rating here.

Protection 

All sorts, small to large. Some good opportunities for passive pro.


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Rock Climbing Photo: Zorro.  About to pass the roof.
Zorro. About to pass the roof.

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By C Miller
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From: CA
Sep 11, 2011

The FA info is wrong for this route as it was climbed at least in the 1980's if not earlier.
By Stormeh
Jul 13, 2014
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13

My opinion, this climb is awful. The climbing up to the roof is actually ok, but semi-difficult to pro. The jamming isn't great so liebacking is probably your best bet, making the inobvious pro difficult and pumpy to place. Once you make it to the roof, you are greeted with some of the dirtiest rock you will encounter in your life. The rock becomes chossy, meaning you will be thinking hard about whether or not that cam will blow should your foot pop off of the lichen and dirt covered holds.

Stay away from this climb if you like fun. Stay far away.

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