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Venice Beach 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Kirk Miller, Kirk Raney
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Submitted By: Kirk Miller on Aug 3, 2009

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Description 

Pump it up as you haul through the starting jugs, then style your way to the anchors. Paint a righteous picture. dude!


Location 

This is left of Holiday Road.


Protection 

9 bolts to chains.



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Marina Del Rey.
Marina Del Rey.
Lindsey starting Venice Beach.
Lindsey starting Venice Beach.
Rizzo getting back into it on Venice Beach.
Rizzo getting back into it on Venice Beach.
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By Crag Dweller
From: New York, NY
Aug 30, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Climbed this on 5/27. An enjoyable climb that will clean up nicely with a little time and traffic. Either I didn't see a couple key holds through the slabby section about 2/3 of the way up or this is one of the most challenging 5.8s I've climbed.

Edit: I climbed this again on 9/18 and, either because the route is now cleaner or because I was paying more attention or both, route finding through the slabby section was much easier.

By Jon Sinclair
From: Fort Collins, CO
May 9, 2011

There is a headwall at the 6th or 7th bolt that requires some thin moves. The crux comes right at the bolt with very little with which to make the clip. This 5 or 6 feet of climbing puts the grade at 5.9+. Pretty tough for a 5.8 leader.

By Matt Pierce
From: Denver, CO
May 23, 2012
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

The slabby section everyone speaks of was the crux in my opinion - was a tough lead for me. Also, Holiday Road is very close to you on the right and it's easy to be lured just off route to the right (you can see chalk there, etc.), but that is part of Holiday Road. Stay on the slab as there is at least 1 nice left hand crimper to use. Route is in good shape as of yesterday.

By Bruce Hildenbrand
Jun 18, 2014

In October 2013, Dale Haas and I replaced the hardware at the anchor with SS quicklinks and SS rings. The hardware was provided by the American Safe Climbing Association(ASCA)(www.safeclimbing.org). They appreciate your support.