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The Dude Abides 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 65', Grade V
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Don McGlone, John Aragon
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Submitted By: Ben Rollin on Oct 19, 2011

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BETA PHOTO: The Dude Abides is the beautiful line to the right...


This route involves a bouldery start through sloping edges that will bring the pump early. Stickclip highly recommended. After a series of spicy clipping stances you reach a ledge for a break. Notice the fossilized bamboo stick on the rock next to you! Take a break before climbing sustained slopy edges and pockets all the way to the top. Crux moves occur at bolt 5, and don't expect a break at the end!

The Dude Abides will surprise those dependent upon the 3rd edition RRG guidebook - the rating of 5.11a is usually discredited. To those who believe in the 5.11a rating, "obviously, you're not a golfer."


Upon approaching Chica Bonita Wall, it is after the 3 short sport routes. It is the first tall sport climb up a slightly overhung face to the right of a corner.


7 bolts with 2 bolted anchors.

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By polloloco
From: Diamond Bar, CA
Jun 26, 2014

Careful with this route. There are some spinners on it according to my buddy that climbed it (6/22). He also said it's not an 11a and should be rated higher. Take heed...
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