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Stirrup Rock - North Face
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Jugular Vein 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Dave Houser, Bob Molloy & Jan McCollum, February 1978
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Submitted By: M.Morley on Jan 19, 2006

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Traversing over to the crack.

Description 

This quality route is located on the shady north side of Stirrup Rock. Start up New Toy (5.6) for about 15' and then cut right to meet a vertical crack/dike which is followed to the top.

Protection 

Standard rack to 3".


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"Jugular Vein". Photo by Blitzo.
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By Dave Cox
Jan 19, 2006

Fun climb with a semi-commiting traverse over to the crack, well worth doing.
By Ryan Kelly
From: work.
Oct 29, 2007

Would be a solid two-star route, if it wasn't for large quantities of choss and owl sh*t on a major ledge you have to pull over. There's a flake in the crack below Owl Crap Ledge (OCL) that is ready to bust; falling not recomended. Then you get to mantle into feces. GOOD FUN!!
By Richard Shore
Feb 2, 2012

I'll give it two stars, but the bird shit EVERYWHERE really detracts from the overall experience.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Feb 9, 2014

Birds gone and rains come, route currently has limited bird poo. Sure a little but honestly wouldn't have even considered mentioning it at all short of the comments above. Fun route - traverse can be done high or low, both work. Lots of stopper placements and enjoyable climbing. TR set up using bolted anchor for Freckle Face and or gear anchor above with whatever you have left and sit in a solution pocket.
By Gargano
From: Oakland, CA
Feb 10, 2014

There's hardly enough shit up there to warrant the comments above. Juggy traverse to cool moves on a chunky dike. Worth checking out. If you don't belay (and rap) off the Freckle Face anchor, an alternative descent would be to walk 50' down and climbers left to the fixed anchor above Seebolt.