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Art of the Pissant 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Dave Kennedy, Joan Bertini
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Submitted By: Marc Kajut on Feb 8, 2006
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Getting on this climb is the crux. Climb up a shallow dihedral to gain a ledge. Continue climbing up and left past three bolts to the anchor.


Four (4) bolt protection. Two bolt anchor. Rappel station.

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+32.82476, -117.05055

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By david baker
From: jamul, ca
Feb 8, 2006

To reach this climb go up trail toward Middle Earth go past Shadowfax and Easy Rider straight up hill. Trail forks head left toward Karmic Relief. Continue up climbers trail for 100 yards. You will see three bolts on face for this climb(also known as unknown #3). Crux comes at start of climb reach high for unsecure holds on ledge. After stiff mantle straight forward climbing on frictiony orange granite.

By Joan Bertini
Jul 14, 2012

The first FA of this route was done by Joan Bertini. Some people start the route to the right around the corner, claiming this is a slightly easier start. The FA was done straight up.