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Easy Rider 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

Type: Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 25'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Marc Kajut on Feb 3, 2006
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Easy Rider is the first bolted climb you see after hiking up the Climber's Loop trail from the South kiosk. Climb up and left from the base of the rock past three bolts to a ledge. Traverse right then up again to the anchor.


Four (4) bolt protection. Two bolt anchor. A TR may be set up by accessing the anchor from the back side of the rock.

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By Marc Kajut
From: San Diego, CA
Feb 12, 2006

This route is probably one of the most popular climbs in Mission Gorge. It's very well protected and is a great "first lead of the day". The crux move is after the third bolt at the route's steepest section. Most climbers transition left, avoiding a difficult mantle move, then move back right once gaining the ledge. Be careful downclimbing from the anchor on the backside of the formation if leading this route.

By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jan 27, 2008

This is a good climb but real slippery! It is unfortunate that it is so easy to bail to the ledges on the left to avoid the crux.

By Jason Kim
From: San Diego, CA
Jun 16, 2013
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

Just climbed this one again after a few years. My partner (new leader) bailed after the 2nd bolt. It's no gimme at 5.7, and the big ledges and bad landing put you in the no-fall zone for much of the climb.

By Mike Stanley
Sep 4, 2013

The reaches are very long for 5.7
It seems that traversing left is the only way to keep it 5.7
Some fun moves from a right hand pinch.

By LCerutti
From: Carlsbad, California
Feb 24, 2014

The lower pair of screw links on the anchors are starting to look worn thin. I'll do my best to replace them this Saturday during my next visit and repost to confirm.