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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: FA: Believed to be Kim Schmitz, Jim Madsen, 1967 FFA: Jim Pettigrew, Jim Bridwell and Mark Klemens, 10/1971
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Submitted By: Todd Grier on Apr 1, 2007

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Great to top-rope if you have rope gun to set it up. Great to work on the 10+ level on thin hands.


Belay on the large slab.


up to 2"

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By Will S
From: Joshua Tree
May 8, 2007

Nice crack, mostly thin hands with an occasional hand jam and a long crux move off a fingerlock to a jug. Plenty of rests and good footholds allow you to remain fresh for the crux that shows up just before the top.
By Nick Stayner
From: Billings, MT
Jun 6, 2007

To the author: I don't think the thin hands part is .10+.
By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Jun 6, 2007

In my humble opinion, the thin hands stuff was .10a-ish? Crux for me was the short fingers section, which I found much more difficult than the guidebook crux.
By Alex Shainman
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 10, 2007

Heads-up! The hold in the crux which your right hand latches after the reach is way loose...The move will probably be easier when it pulls out!
By Osprey Overhang
From: ...
Jan 6, 2010

Bring doubles of the 1.5 - 2.5 friends. Save a small piece for the crux move at the top.
By tallmark515
From: San Francisco
Mar 12, 2010

got spit off the crux which is tricky, even at 6'4". Keep your feet below you, don't be tempted to leverage your foot off the ledge off to the left side, it will screw up your balance. Use the pods and the sloping ledge for your feet.
By Ken Trout
From: Golden, CO
Jan 31, 2011
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

In the Sierra Club Mountaineering Journal, Ascent, 1973, Jim Bridwell proposed subdividing the Yosemite Decimal System with letter grades. In his examples for 5.10d thin cracks he listed Catchy, Vanishing Point, Serenity Crack, Olga's Trick, Five & Dime, Leaning Meany, and Independence Pinnacle, Center route, p3.
By Luke Stefurak
From: Seattle, WA
Mar 3, 2011

I know this climb gets done a dozen times a weekend but the final "jug" that you make the big move to is flexing (I climbed it two weeks ago). It seems to be a flake and moves almost an inch. FYI!
By Alexander Nees
From: Grand Junction, CO
Mar 4, 2011

I've done this route only once... but I'm not sure where this flexing jug is at the top. I made the big move, reached up, and just dropped a handjam in the slot at the top. Seemed the obvious way to do it, and I didn't notice any looseness or flexing that way.
By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
May 31, 2011

Flexing jug now gone.
By Osprey Overhang
From: ...
Jan 7, 2012

FA: Believed to be Kim Schmitz, Jim Madsen, 1967
FFA: Jim Pettigrew, Jim Bridwell, Mark Klemens, 10/1971
By Jeff Scheuerell
Feb 2, 2012

Nope, it's still there and may be there for a long time to come. Or it might get pulled off by the next party, who knows? I think an inch is a bit of an exageration though.

Another awesome pitch!
By SirTobyThe3rd
Nov 8, 2012
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Heard that jug/flake is gone now. But supposedly did not make the climbing harder.
By Mr. Stevens
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 29, 2013

climbed this back in early June and was sitting on the block just below the anchors bringing my second up to go do catchy corner. When my partner got up, he yarded on the block and pulled himself up onto it and the thing flexed quite a bit. I'm not sure if this is the 'flexing jug' people have been referring to, but this is a microwave sized block and it's definitely moving ALOT.
By ebanich
Oct 18, 2014

Bring 3 camalots of sizes .5 and .75 if you want to protect well and have enough gear. I watched a girl back clean 3 times on one go. Save 2 of each for after the big ledge at ~40 feet.
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