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Meteor 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 4 pitches, 400'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: NateSkains on Oct 31, 2011

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BETA PHOTO: Beneath Triton Tower

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Description 

Awesome route, First 3 bolts are the start of leonids, then wanders off to the right up toward the tower. Has two hard moves at the top of Pitch 1. Traverse right onto Triton Tower. Then climb an exposed arete up, then back on to the left face. Tops out on the top of the tower then make a traverse left on to the platform.

Location 

Just right of Leonids.

Protection 

Plenty of Bolts, Well Protected


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Route
BETA PHOTO: Route
Robert and I. Im at p1 anchor and hes on his way up to anchor 2.
Robert and I. Im at p1 anchor and hes on his way u...
traverse onto triton tower
BETA PHOTO: traverse onto triton tower
Adam starting the 1st pitch.
Adam starting the 1st pitch.
The cool last section of P4 at the top of the knife edge.
The cool last section of P4 at the top of the knif...
This is the start of the 3rd pitch. Traverse right up the ledges. Clip the rap station if you like and then head up the right side of the arete.
BETA PHOTO: This is the start of the 3rd pitch. Traverse right...
Rappelling over the roof. Good day
Rappelling over the roof. Good day
Almost to the top of 3.
BETA PHOTO: Almost to the top of 3.
Top of Meteor. In the red I believe is Josh Higgins and his climbing partner Tenten(?).
Top of Meteor. In the red I believe is Josh Higgin...

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By Jason Kim
From: Encinitas, CA
Mar 31, 2013
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Climbed this today in 2 long pitches using a 60 meter rope. From the anchor atop pitch one, I was not able to locate any obvious bolt line onto the tower. A 20 foot (5.6ish) nervy traverse over some loose blocks, grass, and smooth slab is required to gain the tower proper. I have attached a photo of the traverse, and you can clearly see the first bolt which is immediately right of the anchor (orange wire gate) and the very next bolt (rap station), which is no short distance away. A slip here would be nasty. I slung a small bush and placed a cam up high in some rotten rock; many shenanigans were involved to try and protect against a hideous pendulum onto the anchor.

The rest of the climb is easy face/arete with great holds and an awesome view.

By Jason Kim
From: Encinitas, CA
Mar 31, 2013
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I should add, both those pieces were then back cleaned to reduce rope drag, which would otherwise have been awful.
By ChaseLeoncini
From: San Diego, California
Sep 29, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

When youre about to start the traverse consider placing a 3" cam in the crack below the tree and then taking the stair-like rock formation up to the anchor. Its a little less protected (assuming the slinged rock holds) but this way its only about 5.4 climbing. To me slinging the crumbly rock looked sketchy. Id hate to hear that thing break when falling.
By ron amick
From: poway, ca
Feb 21, 2014

what does 5.8+ mean? That would be 5.9 in my book, its not like theres a huge gap between the 2 ratings