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Runnel Runner 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, Alpine, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Marc Beverly
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Submitted By: LeeAB on Nov 27, 2012

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Pic is from the top of 606, of Larry on belay for ...

Description 

This route climbs rounded features up slightly chewy rock, but really not bad except for the very last bit which still has a few looser chances to be careful of. A very worth while finish to any of the routes on The Point.

Work up and right on the ramp until you can clip the first bolt. Squeeze your way up rounded ribs passing 2 more bolts and a cool dike. Once past the bolts continue straight up till you pass a pretty stout tree on your right (may want to tie this off). Continue up as the rock quality begins to deteriorate and move slightly left hen up to a bolted anchor just below the top of the wall.

Location 

Approach by climbing The Ramp or Hummingbird, then working right into the gully and up a little ways until you see 2 obvious ramps angling up and right across the face on the right hand side of the gully. Runnel Runner starts up the second of the ramps and heads straight up after about 15-20 feet.

One can also approach from above by walking out along The Point and finding the rappel anchors which on on the Echo Canyon side and just below the edge, they face roughly south so you will have to look around for them a little.

Protection 

3 bolts and a sling for the tree, other natural gear options exist once the bolts run out as well.


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By Karl Kiser
Jul 21, 2014
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

The route is a good method to access the climbs on the west side of the gully (Sick Bird, 606, 505). It is good to have eight two foot slings and a few pieces in the #2 and #3 Metolius size to protect the route. The rap, one 60m rope, actually faces west and is located on the east side of the gully. Locate a blocky point protruding south, the anchors are on the right side as one looks downhill.