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Less Than Zero 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- British: E6 6b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12c/d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX British: E6 6b [details]
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Brad working his way up the rail
Portions of Reservoir Wall are on private land and should not be climbed. MORE INFO >>>


One of the more unique routes out there, lots of face climbing and working angles.


15 feet right of Slot Machine.


Two bolts, a bunch of micro cams (0 and 00 metolius), and a couple pieces up to thin hands.

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Less than Zero on right, some dude with a death wish in center.
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Brad on the hard bouldery move to establish in the crack
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By m-earle
From: Concord, MA
Nov 8, 2008

Downgraded to 12c now?

By Brad G
From: Yosemite and else where
Dec 9, 2009
rating: 5.12+ 7c 28 IX E6 6b PG13

12+ maybe, Ive heard it been called 5.13

By Alex Shainman
From: the best place right now!
Oct 26, 2011

I shamelessly watched for gear beta, so I'll pass it along...
#1 Camalot to get to first bolt, sinker .75 Camalot after bolt crux (push it in there), (2) 00 Metolius stacked, 0 Metolius under roof, (1-2) .2 Camalots, (3-4) 0 Metolius (slot 'em) to chains. Use long draws on first 4 pieces to keep rope off the edge!

Totally Bitchin'!!! Four uniquely rad sections!

Probably 12d

By Josh Janes
Sep 20, 2013
rating: 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c

Take it with a grain of salt: he also rated Ruby's 12b.

Then I went and brought Alex's recommended rack and was hating life for want of some fingers-sized pieces above the roof.

Guess I shouldn't believe everything I read on the internet.