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Foothill Crag ("The Foot")
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From the Ashes 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b PG13

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Reese Martin, 1987
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Submitted By: Matthew Fienup on Feb 18, 2006

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Reese Martin drilling on lead during the first asc...

Description 

Fun route, although a bit of a one-move wonder (and many beginners' first 5.10 TR). The crux of the route is leaving the obvious hole. High step with your left foot and simply stand up. Use a decent crimp for the right hand.

From atop the hole, 5.9+ face climbing leads up and left, to the top.

According to the Tucker/Steele guidebook, Reese Martin put this route up as a roped-solo and nearly met his end while doing so--Martin peeled off the route in a head-first fall and was stopped by his self belay just inches above the ground.

Protection 

Two lead bolts. Fixed anchors with chains on top.

This is a very serious lead, despite the relative ease of the route for its grade.


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Nicole pulls the crux of From the Ashes, at the Foot in Ojai.
Nicole pulls the crux of From the Ashes, at the Fo...

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By Alex Bury
From: Ojai, CA
May 23, 2010
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R

Done ground up.