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Wayward Son 

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: Danny Rider 1988
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Submitted By: Cunning Linguist on Jul 9, 2007

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Fun, bolted route. Start is tougher than the rest.


Leftmost bolted route on the crag, starts near the chimney.



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By Christine Gal
From: henderson, nv
Jan 27, 2009

-- beginning is tougher than it looks --
By dnoB ekiM
Sep 15, 2009
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

It is possible to deck on this route (by hitting the rock to the left) from the 4th bolt (or so...I forget which one). Be sure to scope it out before just hoping on this route...if you are not solid at 10A.

That said, this is a great route on some of the best quality rock in RR.
By Boodge Nomchompski
Mar 10, 2010

Possibly the best sport route of this grade in RR.
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Apr 25, 2010
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

didnt notice any one move as the crux, nor did i notice any 5.9 climbing. that said, the route is fairly continuous, which means you'll be doing real climbing above your bolts...so be prepared.
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