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The Heckling 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a PG13

Type:  Trad, TR, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Bruce Hendricks, Amos Clifford, Steve Tucker (1982)
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Submitted By: Matthew Fienup on Aug 17, 2009
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A short 5.9 section leads up and right past a bulge, to a large stance from which it is possible to clip the route's only bolt. From the bolt, angle up and slightly right to the top of the wall.

The crux is several moves of delicate slab climbing. Mantel and stem between sloping holds. Surprisingly enjoyable.


Located on a short tier of rock directly above Weeny Roofs. The route can be identified by the presence of a bolt 20 feet up. The bolt is left of a shallow, left-facing dihedral.


A single bolt offers the route's only lead protection. The crux of the route continues well above this bolt.

Tie off Manzanitas for a top anchor. Best to rap from one of the bushes; although there is also a walk off around to the right.

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By Matthew Fienup
From: Ventura, CA
Aug 17, 2009

The shallow dihedral immediately right of the Heckling is a fun little top-rope problem (5.6ish, with some lichen). Further right is a 5.8 seam, called Teacher's Aid, which I did not find to be as enjoyable as the dihedral.

By Richard Shore
Feb 6, 2011
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b

Short but sweet! Really fun thin moves, but be careful with the fragile flake towards the top