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

Type: Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b [details]
FA: Brad Young and Clint Cummins, 4/05
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Submitted By: EmilyFox on Dec 1, 2008
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East face of Teaching Rock.

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To make this a 5.6 climb from bottom to top, start in the chimney between the east side of Teaching Rock and a small pillar. Move the face of Teaching Rock and continue up this consistent route with lovely views. There is also a 5.8 start available (see Sinbad Direct)


Approach The Camel from the Rim trail to find Teaching Rock (another name for the "hump" of the camel). Head on trail around the south side of Teaching Rock to reach the east side. Rappel or walk off.


8 quickdraws
The first bolt is past the chimney.
Three bolt anchor at top (shared with 5.9 west face climb on Teaching Rock)

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Denise stepping out of the chimney on Sinbad 5.6
Denise stepping out of the chimney on Sinbad 5.6
Coby Whitaker on Sinbad.
Coby Whitaker on Sinbad.
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By Jon Hanlon
From: SLO
Dec 1, 2008

This is an excellent route.

FA Brad Young and Clint Cummins, 4/05

By EmilyFox
From: Oakland, CA
Jan 12, 2009

Thanks for the FA info!

By aaron hope
From: Walnut Creek, CA
Mar 21, 2010

Climbed this on March 20th...a couple lose holds, especially around the first couple of bolts. Careful.

By Slater
Sep 22, 2013

Not sure what you'd do with 8 quickdraws...
There are four bolts on this route. That info isn't in the guide.
Good climbing, with some loose stuff, which is pretty par for the course at Pinns unless it has been a trade route for years, and even then...

Good warm up route. Best approached from the short end of Teaching Rock. Swing around to the backside and go downhill, walk between the big flat spire/rock - chimney up to ledge and move right to daylight and first bolt. Anchor on top are way back and face the 5.9 on the opposite face, so bring long webbing.