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sprout

Trad climber
clovis, ca
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 7, 2007 - 12:50pm PT
My buddy and I were denied access to Serenity Crack and sons of yesterday this weekend - line of three at the base with someone on nearly every pitch! It was a beautiful weekend.... anyway, we went over by Wawona tunnel and after goofing around on dogs roof, found a bolted climb to the east and up a little. Anyone know who's route it is, or what its rated? It was a fun little number with a great view from the top.

sprout
Crimpergirl

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St. Looney
Oct 7, 2007 - 02:20pm PT
Sprout - could it be A Bit of OK? That is a 5 bolt 5.12b, one-star route (1993 Kevin Fosburg). The Reid book shows it on page 323. No further description is there. That it?
sprout

Trad climber
clovis, ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 7, 2007 - 03:04pm PT
It very well might be, although when I was climbing it it didn't quite feel like a 5.12. More like a 5.11. It was up that same ramp, but around the corner. I didn't notice any bolts up the ramp but suppose that might be it. Guess I'll just have to run up there again to check. It's too bad you don't live closer to Yosemite Crimper. ;) Anybody else have any ideas?
Crimpergirl

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St. Looney
Oct 7, 2007 - 03:29pm PT
My book doesn't show any other bolted climbs *right there*. Maybe 5.12b feels easy to you. :)

I am trying to get myself closer to Yosemite on a permanent basis. Maybe this time next year. Fingers crossed.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Oct 7, 2007 - 03:33pm PT
Crimpie,

Don't forget - Kenny's taken.

He's married, that is.
Crimpergirl

Social climber
St. Looney
Oct 7, 2007 - 04:01pm PT
No worries!

I'm not trying to steal a husband or a boyfriend - just always on the lookout for a good, safe, reliable climbing partner. :)
Walleye

climber
The back seat of my 69 Nark Avenger
Oct 7, 2007 - 04:15pm PT
Fosburg's staying at my house right now. I can't wait to tell him that his 5.12 routes feel like 5.11 heh heh, lotsa laughs!!
sprout

Trad climber
clovis, ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 7, 2007 - 07:52pm PT
I didn't send... Had to work it. But I'm not convinced the climb I did was the 5.12b. Book said that its on the left. Which is true, if you go all the way up around the corner. See if I can make a pic to show....

Crimpergirl

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St. Looney
Oct 7, 2007 - 08:15pm PT
You'll just have to go back and climb again (oh darn) and get some photos and post up. Your drawing almost makes it seem certain that it is A Bit of Okay. But maybe the book doesn't include some other stuff. Photos please!
sprout

Trad climber
clovis, ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 8, 2007 - 10:10am PT
One of the things that throws me off is that there were only 4 bolts. They looked fairly new (newer than 1993) so perhaps a rebolting was done? Walleye, can you ask fosburg if that sounds right, or show him the pic i posted of the location?

Thanks!
Walleye

climber
The back seat of my 69 Nark Avenger
Oct 8, 2007 - 10:59am PT
After looking at the diagram my man Fos sez that's the route...
Chicken Skinner

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Yosemite
Oct 8, 2007 - 11:09am PT
There is a crack on the right side of the dirt ramp that is pretty good too. It is about 5.9 and called Walk On By. The Blow Hole has excellent climbing too and is the place to be when it is hot. There is still a lot of route potential there of all degrees of difficulty.

Ken
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