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No Direction Home 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Bob D'Antonio, Greg Hand and Ron Olsen
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Sep 26, 2005

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Description 

Start just right of Tese. Climb up fun layback moves to a small roof. Clip a bolt and make a strenuous move up to the next clip. Power up and over the bigger roof to good holds. Power over the roof past six more bolts to a two bolt anchor.


Protection 

Ten clips will get you to a two bolt anchor.



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Finishing the roof.
Finishing the roof.
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By david goldstein
Jul 28, 2006

Quite good from the ground through the roof.

By desbien
From: seattle,wa
Jul 30, 2007

Good route! Best I've done at Sherwood. Really fun movement into the roof section.

By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Jun 24, 2008
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

Good climb, missed the undercling under the roof and was happy to get the jugs after matchin' on those little crimps. Still, not harder than 11- unless you completely miss something.
It was nice that all the routes went the distance now- it adds some quality and length to them and makes them all the more interesting. The upper arete on this one was fun too.

By Aeon Aki
Administrator
Jul 18, 2010
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Tony B sums it up perfectly.

I counted 12 + 2 to the top chains.

By Mark E Dixon
From: Sprezzatura, Someday
Jun 14, 2011

I agree, really fun. An optimistic attitude will be rewarded. Might be a little height dependent.
There's a lowering anchor one more bolt past the crux roof, which I unwittingly used, so can't comment on the upper part.

By Clint Locks
From: Boulder
Jul 11, 2011
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

It is possible to walk off to the west from the top of this route. As of now, it's quite steep, brushy ,and loose. That said, it's probably just as easy to rap...carefully.

By slim
Administrator
Jun 14, 2012
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

It would have been better to easily clip the bolt at the roof from the stance below it, instead of clipping it off of the steep greasy sidepull (I didn't find the hidden jug until afterwards). Felt like an 11c clip with 5.10 climbing.