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The Natural 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Chris Miller, December 2001
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Submitted By: Isaac T. on Apr 1, 2007
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Description 

The crux is found getting off the ground and pulling the lip at the very top of the climb. The climb follow the arete to the right of Unnatural Act. There is a hidden bolt at the top. This is a fun route with some hidden holds and daring moves. A must if you are in the area.


Location 

The route follows the prominenant arete on the obvious wall in the lower falls area. The short (45 ft.) wall can be seen from the highway.


Protection 

6 bolts to cold shut, chain anchor



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The Natural, Tom Donnelly
The Natural, Tom Donnelly
Kind of a blurry photo, but this is the view looking up the arete from the bottom.
BETA PHOTO: Kind of a blurry photo, but this is the view looki...
The Natural (5.9), Frustration Creek
BETA PHOTO: The Natural (5.9), Frustration Creek
The numerous overlaps of The Natural.
BETA PHOTO: The numerous overlaps of The Natural.
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By Euan Cameron
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From: Redlands and Mammoth Lakes
Jun 17, 2007
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b

I found the start to be the hardest part of the route. Tricky moves on underclings could leave you baffled before reaching the 2nd bolt.

By C Miller
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Mar 19, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

The start of this was the crux - was until it was buried under 10-15 feet of debris (the original 1st bolt is still in place about three feet off the ground). The slab is still the crux on this but it's not a 5.10 route any longer.