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Crash Landing 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Tom Herbert & Tony Puppo 11/89
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Submitted By: david goldstein on Aug 1, 2006

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Description 

Even though it's been upgraded, the bouldery start of this immaculate gem still seems hard.
Works up a north facing panel of perfect rock on small edges next to an arete. If only it were longer.

Location 

A little bit uphill from the base of From Chocolate ..., just about where the trail deteriorates.

Protection 

5 bolts


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Mitch Musci edging on 'Crash Landing'
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By Tavis Ricksecker
From: Bishop, ca
Jul 4, 2007

Get ready to crimp! Great thin face moves, but short lived...
By Tyler Logan
From: Bishop, CA
Mar 12, 2008
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Awesome rock, great moves. A sweet little mini-route. Easy for 11a. Wasn't it originally rated as 10d?
By AWinters
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From: NH
Sep 17, 2009
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

gotta say that original rating seems right on
By Eric Schnepel
From: Portland
Mar 19, 2011

Pretty fun thin face moves. The challenges end quickly however. Would be a really good first 5.11 for the technically oriented climber.
By Brayne Varner
From: Eureka, Ca
Nov 19, 2011

One of the best routes in the Gorge, a ladder of perfect edges. I can see that a gym-rat might think this is .11a. (no offense to gym-rats)
By andy patterson
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Nov 26, 2012

Wish things were longer? Once you hit the anchors of Crash Landing, clip in a looong sling, traverse about fifteen feet right, join Perched (5.10d) at the roof, and finish at the chains of Perched. A big pitch, to be sure. It's likely a 60m would work, but we used a 70. Better safe than sorry.
By Morgan Nutting
From: Bishop, CA
Nov 11, 2013
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Probably a little soft for 11a, but either way a fun little route.