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Hakuna Matata 

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

Type:  Sport, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: pogue
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Submitted By: Bryson Slothower on Mar 3, 2006

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Kathryn on the lower half, nice hat!


One route to the left of Stems and Seeds. Bolted arete climb, lots of bolts, one 5.10 move but all in all a fun climb. Lower off bolted anchor.


The arete between Stems and Seeds and Sinsemilla.



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By ScottH
Mar 8, 2006
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

I think this is more than a one move wonder. There is good 5.10 climbing several places on the climb, and it's reasonably continuous. The movement is better than many of the monotonous climbs at Vantage.
By rohanbk
Nov 10, 2013
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Very fun climbing. There's a jug and good foot-hold whenever you need it. The crux comes when you need to move from the arete, traverse left a bit and then go straight up. The route is a bit sustained, but well-protected.
By Frank Sosa 1
Apr 18, 2014

There are 2 distinct 5.10 cruxes that disrupt sustained 5.9-10a climbing. IMHO this climb deserves the original rating of 10b. It features interesting movements that break away from the typical horizontal jug pulling you find on many aretes and faces at vantage in this grade. This is a good route for the new 5.10 leader to push themselves on.
By Jacob Smith
From: Mill Creek, WA
Apr 27, 2014

ditto on the grade, Ford and Yoder's description is wrong, this is one of the more sustained aretes around, tougher than Boshido or Steel Pulse and definitely a few steps up from Throbbing Gristle and Whipsaw.
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