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

Type: Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c [details]
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Escapade (5.11a)

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An excellent sport climb with sustained technical moves and slippery stances. This route involves climbing on small features and slippery sloping rock. Moving up to clip the third bolt involves a very cool stemming move to reach a large two-handed hold allowing a secure clip of the third bolt.


Seven (7) bolt protection. Two bolt anchor. Rap rings.

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By off white
May 5, 2007

Established as a top rope route in 1977, it was originally named One Step Beyond and rated 5.10c.

By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
Nov 30, 2008
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c

Sustained. The description above isn't correct. The tough clip is the 4th bolt. I stemmed left (barely!) prior to grabbing the jug and was able to make the clip.

Good hands and wickedly slick feet characterize this route - which for Mission Gorge is awesome.

By T.J. Esposito
From: San Diego, CA
Aug 13, 2011

Awesome route! Try Master of Defeet if you want a slightly easier climb on similarly small and slippery features. Sustained but with lots of good rest stances.