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Manifest Destiny 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Michael Kimm, April 2010
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Michael Kimm on Apr 3, 2010

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Climbs the center line on the tallest part of the main wall. Step across to two good crimps, then work straight up the vertical varnish face along a series of breaks. Work through the break and onto the high angle slab above, and work this to the anchor.


6 bolts to chains.

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Just about to clip the second bolt
Just about to clip the second bolt
Lee; 15 feet up, 50+ to go.
Lee; 15 feet up, 50+ to go.

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By Chris Brown
Jun 1, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Fun start to this route. Starts out 5.10a then solid 5.9 after the second bolt.
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Dec 14, 2010
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Fun fun fun- well worth doing. The first three bolts are a great time!
By Jeremy Taylor (JT)
From: NV
Dec 21, 2010

Nice route, although as someone had mentioned, the whole wall is "shedding" still, this route had a piece that was bound to come off do just that. The right foot in the pic up top popped right off. Looking forward to see if this increases the difficulty of the route.
By TofuTodd
From: Salt Lake
Apr 5, 2011
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Led this yesterday for the first time. The lost foot hold JT mentions doesn't seem to raise the grade as it only feels like a couple 10a moves. Super fun down low and still interesting up top. A little confusion over which shared anchor to go to, I went left which lowered me down in the right spot. Some of those tiny fins up top seem like they'll pop, as well as a left pinch to clip the first bolt (with no right foot now). The potential of blown hold was the headiest part of the climb for me which kept some of my fear up and enjoyment down. But otherwise super fun and can't wait to come back to RR and the civ crag. BTW, that photo of the guy making the 2nd clip - don't try it. The stance is two feet up with the huge footholds and out of groundfall potential. Had that right foot blown on him during that bite the rope move - he may have lost teeth in addition to a broken ankle.
By Michael Kimm
From: Las Vegas, NV
Apr 26, 2011

Just to clear up confusion, there are no shared anchors on the cliff. The proper anchor for Manifest Destiny is indeed the one in the middle, up and left from the last bolt.
By Joe Wysznski
Jun 10, 2012

led this route today! I really liked it! Nice route!!
By Edward Pyune
From: Las Vegas, NV
Oct 31, 2012
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Beautiful route. Looks incredible and the climb is great too.
By Adam Stackhouse
Jan 23, 2013

Looks fun!
By Weston L
From: Summerlin, NV
Dec 26, 2013
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Fantastic route on good stone! Climbs more like a route in the canyons than your typical Calico fare. The route flows very well.
By Tony Whitney
From: Las Vegas, NV
Apr 28, 2014

I too really enjoyed this route. I agree with the comment about the second clip. If you clip low, the deck potential is very high. Also, the right bolt at the anchors is spinning.
By Matt.C
From: Henderson, NV
Jan 20, 2015

Fun! Both anchor bolts are spinning now.
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