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Exit Stage Left 

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

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Marc Kajut on Jan 31, 2006

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Exit Stage Left (5.9)

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Description 

The crux of this route is the deceptively slick traverse, exiting left, from the roof after climbing up a dihedral crack.

Note: Please make it a point to lead this climb on your next visit to Mission Gorge and comment on the suggested grade. I thought the traverse was a bit too slick for 5.9

Protection 

Standard rack. Two bolt anchor.


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By addicted2alpine
Oct 4, 2008
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

makes you work for it but still felt like 5.9 to me, maybe 5.9+ tops.
By GregH
From: San Diego, CA
Feb 21, 2009
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

agreed the traverse is slick, but getting out from under the roof was even harder.
By badtraddad
Aug 9, 2011

i think this route feels safer to lead than to follow. very slippery feet on traverse and also hard to read. and did i mention reachy. this is one of those routes i love but wonder why. hint, don't place any cams in the leftmost pockets. you need it for your hand.