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Reservoir Wall
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Arch Arrival T 
Carruthers-Hauser T 
Cyborg T 
Dr. Carl T 
Dreadasaurus T 
Ernie Used to Box T 
Excuse Station T 
Finger Food T 
From Switzerland With Love T 
Frosted Flakes T 
Good Excuse T 
Gurka T 
Left Crack T 
Less Than Zero T 
Machete T 
Marvelous! T 
Middle Crack T 
Mud dahbber  T 
Ninja T 
No Excuse T 
Overlook, The T 
Pat's Crack T 
Pente T 
Pirate Treasure  T 
Raja T 
Rez Dawgs T 
Sharka Zulu T 
Skank on the Hanglow T 
Slot Machine T 
Sumo T 
Three Fools T 
Trust it T 
Unknown 2 pitch route left of 3 fools T 
Unknown 5.11- (really long thin hands corner) T 
Unknown Offwidth R of wigglin' worm T 
Unnamed 38 - wide to fists and kind of wavy T 
Unnamed 5.10 ( 45 in 2013 Edition) T 
Unnamed 5.10 (Bloom Route 12) - popular hands corner T 
Warm-Up Handcrack T 
Wigglin' Worm T 
Will-Mento T 

No Excuse 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

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Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c/d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: TuffGong on May 9, 2002

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Portions of Reservoir Wall are on private land and should not be climbed. MORE INFO >>>


You have No Excuse for not warming up on this before climbing Excuse Station. No Excuse climbs the intimidating wavy, overlaps in the corner just right of Excuse Station to an anchor 100ft. above. Mostly laybacks with fingers and thin hands. Strap on a pair a have a go. You will be excited when you finish it!


Friends: #.75 - #2.5. Mostly fingers and thin hands.

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By Scott W
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Mar 17, 2008
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Standard Indian Creek off hand 5.10 crack in a corner. Just keep climbing!
By jakobi
From: moab, utah
Sep 28, 2011

If you walk all the way down to climb Excuse Station you might as well climb this. I thought it was really fun, much different from your average corner crack lieback-athon.
By GabeO
From: New Haven, CT
Mar 26, 2012
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Maybe I did it wrong? No way is this any kind of 5.10. How the hell is 15 degree overhanging green camalots anything below 5.11? I Onsighted both, but this one felt a half a grade harder than Excuse Station to me.
By DennisL
From: Bishop, CA
Oct 20, 2014
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

Sandy at the top like Excuse Station. Also, significantly harder than ES. Felt like solid 5.11 to me!
By mountainhick
From: Black Hawk, CO
Oct 20, 2014
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

Quality route well worth doing.

Seems a sandbag for 5.10+, harder to me than 5.11- routes like pente or lift kit. Not as sustained as excuse station, has more useful rests, but two crux sections seem harder. And the right wall is pretty radically overhanging!

70m Rope super stretcher rap to the ground, but easily reaches the big ledge at the start of excuse station. Be careful.
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