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Space Case 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Randy Marsh and Pauline Schroeder, 1983
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Submitted By: Matt Faust on Nov 4, 2004

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Brian leading Space Case and just above the one bo...

Description 

This route is located about 10 feet right of the left side of the Case Face. Climb a steep section past a bolt (5.7 crux) into a crux. Continue up easier ground following this left-trending crack. Belay at the top of the crack wherever possible. This is a fun, easy trad lead.

Descent:A slightly nerve-wracking downclimb is possible. From the belay, traverse left across a slab (scary) to a corner, then downclimb a slab towards the base of the climb. It also appears that some people rap from a small bush on the slab (also looks a little scary). It is also possible to climb an easy 5th class pitch up and then traverse right under the roof to the bolted anchors atop Head Case and rap from here.


Protection 

One bolt + Small to medium gear



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Space Case; right about here you can either continue to follow the crack to a tree/shrub with some slings and rap; or angle up and right to anchors of Head Case
Space Case; right about here you can eit...
Jared following on Space case and just past the bolt (crux) and ready for the fun mellow crack above.
Jared following on Space case and just past the bo...
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By 46and2
From: Las Vegas, NV
May 23, 2007
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Decent route with crux down low right after clipping the one bolt; once you get into the crack its super mellow and plenty of gear places. Note; IF traversing to Head Case anchors it is a ways with sporadic gear; you can also just finish up the crack toward a tree/shrub with some rappel slings. Have fun!

By Chris Owen
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From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Feb 2, 2008
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

If heading right for the bolts there's a decent sling around a horn just before pulling the overlap - helped my head a lot - it's a looong runout!