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Shadow Rock
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
1st Offense T,S,TR 
Battle of the Bulge S,TR 
Desperado S 
Diamond S 
Eat Mo' Possum T 
Fat Man S,TR 
Fields of Fire S 
I Love a Mystery TR 
Lycra S 
Middle Man S 
Powerplay T,TR 
Shadow S,TR 
Shadow Traverse S 
Swallow T,S,TR 
THC S 
Thin Man S 
Three To Get Ready S 
Unsorted Routes:

Three To Get Ready 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Menzo Baird, Ed Keefe
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Submitted By: Kristin McNamara on Jan 1, 2002

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BETA PHOTO: Shadow Far Left Side

Description 

Let Menzo describe it.

Protection 

3 bolts plus small to 1" pro when needed (aliens=good). Two bolt anchor will have you rapping down the east face. Make sure you have a 60 M rope.

[ed. note: 12/03 - 3, bolts w/Leeper Hangers removed. 2, 3/8 bolts and 1, bolt placed at crux.]


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Starting moves of "Three to Get Ready"
Starting moves of "Three to Get Ready"
A corrected picture of the routes at the top of the gully.  Fat Man starts off the block and 3 to Get Ready starts at the small hole to the left.  1st Offense starts under the oak tree to the left.
BETA PHOTO: A corrected picture of the routes at the top of th...
3 to Get Ready - 5.9R. Definitely not for the beginning 5.9 leader. See B&W topo for pro opportunities to supplement the 3 bolts.
BETA PHOTO: 3 to Get Ready - 5.9R. Definitely not for the begi...

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By Jon Hanlon
From: SLO
Aug 7, 2006
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R

Since Menzo hasn't described it, I will try..

This is a three bolt route on the left side of Shadow Rock, starting on the headwall approximately 30 feet downhill from the oak tree (the start of First Offense). The first bolt is at the top of the headwall. The second bolt is way up and left. Do not confuse the 3rd bolt on Fat Man as being the second bolt on Three to Get Ready. This Fat Man bolt interrupts the Three to Get Ready line.

Contrary to the route description, there are very few opportunities for pro on the climb, and virtually none where needed. The crux comes between bolts 2 and 3, bolt 2 being 15 feet below. It is an additional 15 feet to bolt 3. You could worry a black alien behind a loose flake, but I don't think it would hold a fall.

I would give this one a big fat capital "R". Great climbing, not a sport climb. Though I have always wanted to, I will probably never lead it.
By M.Morley
Administrator
From: Sacramento, CA
Aug 7, 2006

I wholeheartedly concur. 3 bolts and a couple of marginal pieces for an 80-ft route is no sport climb!