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YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Darryl Nakahira, November 1982
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Submitted By: 858jason on May 26, 2008

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A fun, mellow climb. Taken 4/16/12.


Start in right facing corner to left of Coyote Bait, go over roof than up face to another small roof.


Rap with on 70 m or two 60 m on rap anchors to right of Poodles Are People Too.


Pro to 2.5

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By Donno
From: Newport Beach
Oct 17, 2012

A bit runout on small pro at the top. Watch for rappellers coming right down on top of you.
By Juxepe Tolle
Mar 24, 2015

This is pretty decent route to practice cam placements for entry level trad climbers. I used lots of runners to reduce the rope drag with X4s and camelots up to about a 2. I always finish it out with the 5.10b Poodles are People Too exit to the left. Finish out to the right and head over to the rap rings or make a U-turn and set up the top rope from the rap rings directly above the route.

If you are looking for some decent crack, I would skip this route and head to white lighting to the left a few meters.
By Tony Whitney
From: Las Vegas, NV
Apr 6, 2015

This was a great route for a beginner to JT. A couple of things. The flake on the traverse below the second roof is really loose. Placements to protect the traverse are very insecure. Once traversing around right under the roof, there is a nice place to build an anchor and belay the second. The rap off is just around and up right. If you are top roping this route from the rap anchors, realize that the finish is not 5.6, it is way harder.

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