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Reserved Seating 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b

Type: Sport, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b [details]
FA: M. Norman, T. Crabtree, 1991
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Submitted By: Tony B on Nov 9, 2006
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lily on the seat... such a cool rest

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A great route with a great rest straddling the arete that earned this unique route its name.
Climb up good rock and good holds until you are just starting to feel a pump, then take a seat and shake out. Consider it a good thing that it is reserved, there is only room for one here... then once shook out, finish past a few more bolts to the anchor. A pretty good lead for beginning leaders.


This route is immediately right of the "Trash Compactor" a large, rectangular rockhouse with a slab at the back and a huge roof above. The arete to the right of the inset bears a route on its right side "Reserved Seating."


6 bolts to a bolted anchor.

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By Chris Chaney
From: Arvada, Colorado
Nov 9, 2006

Not so much a good route for beginning leaders, but a good route for leaders breaking into 5.10.

By Bo White
From: Khorog,Tajikistan
Jan 8, 2012

I actually thought this was one of the better climbs at Pebble Beach, despite it getting a relatively low 'star score' in the guide book.

By Matt Baer
May 3, 2012
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b

A really unique climb, high first bolt though and really run out in places. If your at Pebble beach though I would highly recommend it!

By Andrew R.
From: Fairfax, VA
Dec 5, 2013
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b

Really liked this route. Quite varied in moment and holds. Expected to use left arete more, but found that really wasnt the case. Ended up moving right at rail then up and over to the slopes. Fun stuff.