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South of the Trout Farm 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Gould, Agulara
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Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on Feb 14, 2006

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Description 

Smooth, solid rock with a thin crux section near the top. Face climbing on small edges. The first clip is fairly high, but the climbing to it is easier than the rest of the climb.

The location is beautiful.

South of the Trout Farm is found on the inside of the first corner of the gorge after the first bridge (coming from the parking northeast on Hwy 33). It will be across the creek from you as you round the corner.


Protection 

5 bolts, 2 Supershuts for an anchor.



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Perin Blanchard just before the crux on <em>South of the Trout Farm</em>. Photo by Ashley Blanchard.
Perin Blanchard just before the crux on South ...
South of the Trout Farm, at Wheeler Gorge
South of the Trout Farm, at Wheeler Gorge
Mark & Linda Patterson enjoying the ever-stunning climbing at Wheeler Gorge.  Here, Linda nears the crux of "South of the Trout Farm."
Mark & Linda Patterson enjoying the ever-stunning ...
The lone shut and snapped bolt from the top of South of Trout Farm.  Please do not pound on fixed gear!!
The lone shut and snapped bolt from the top of Sou...
Eugenia enters the crux sequence of South of the Trout Farm.
Eugenia enters the crux sequence of South of the T...
Mark Collar on South of the Trout Farm
Mark Collar on South of the Trout Farm
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By Matthew Fienup
Administrator
From: Ventura, CA
Feb 23, 2006
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

One of the few routes at Wheeler that feels stiff for the grade. I'd call it solid 10a, compared to the other routes nearby. In other words, this routes feels a solid grade harder than Cruiser or Ezra. Nonetheless, the crux is short and very well protected.

By Matthew Fienup
Administrator
From: Ventura, CA
Jul 26, 2007
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Top anchor consists of 2 shiny new 1/2" Rawls with Fixe Supershuts (so nice!).

Special thanks to Erik Anderson.

By M.Morley
Administrator
From: Sacramento, CA
Jan 24, 2009

FA: Mike Gould (solo), Gould & Agulara, 1996.

By Matt N
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Dec 16, 2011

Careful of the loose rock after the crux where some good right hands are.

edit: careful of loose rock in various parts actually. Easy to avoid, though.