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Wet Bush 

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

Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Murray and Hinds 1997
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Submitted By: Dr. Evil on May 21, 2006

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Pulling over the roof on "Wet Bush."

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Climb up a face with some thin moves to a roof. Pull the roof at a small notch, the continue up the face to the anchors.


Just right of Bushed Coyote, towards the left side of the Left Flank.


6 bolts to open shut anchors.

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By Matthew Fienup
From: Ventura, CA
Sep 30, 2008
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

The crux moves through the overhang are reachy and pumpy. The bolt placements above the roof are not ideal. I once caught a 15-footer that my partner took from above the small roof.
By Pam Neal
Mar 4, 2011

We had similar concerns, but luckily no falls. Would the FA party consider rebolting the route to make it safe?
By Maidy
Mar 10, 2012
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

This is actually a fun climb with a thoughtful entrance moves and a tricky mini-roof which foils a lot of onsights. I agree the bolt-placement is not ideal, but a confident leader can usually work around it.
By ucidoug
From: Corona del Mar, CA
Mar 11, 2013

Climbed Wet Bush on Sat. I was wondering if a hold broke above the roof? I felt it was very thin and climbed much harder than it's 10.b rating. Just curious.
By Pam Neal
Apr 12, 2013

ucidoug.....while the rock (rhyolite) in the Santa Monica Mountains isn't the best, it's unlikely that a critical hold broke off. Wet Bush is a bit of a sandbag at 5.10b.
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