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This route is located in the Southern Region at Drive-By Crag

Death Wish


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Make a Wish 5.10b (Sport) ***

First Ascent: John Bronaugh, Christina Bronaugh in 1999
Length: 75ft
Bolts: 8 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Walk left from the approach trail about 20 feet to find this line. Boulder up to good holds, move right around a flake/overhang, then surmount a ledge. Climb pockets and small edges, then jugs to the top of a point of rock.
Moves: Crimps or Edges
Descent: Ring anchors
Stays Dry: Stays dry
Owner: RRGCC
Steepness:
pumpy (1)
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5.10b (118 votes)

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Submitted by: Roger
Date: Mar 1st, 2013

Submitted by: oldman
Date: Dec 19th, 2005

Submitted by: oldman
Date: Dec 19th, 2005

Comments

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tomdarch said on May 30th, 2003
5.10c! We were debating 5.10a vs 5.9!
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merrick said on October 14th, 2003
Yea, I agree. It felt easier than 10c, i would say 10a most likely.
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dah-le said on June 2nd, 2005
watch the many x'd blocks at the first shelf...and some of the stuff inside the dark hole doesn't sound so nice. I opted not to use it. Also note the root which is wedged in the rock somewhere before the 2nd
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travelinyouth said on October 16th, 2006
climbed this oct 11th 06 and there was a copper head in the clipping jug for the second bolt. Four of us climbed it and only while going to clean that 2nd bolt did my buddy see it; be careful!!
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endercore said on January 6th, 2007
no way it is a 10c i'd give it 10a
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Myke Dronez said on March 15th, 2008
I'm glad to see that Iclimb514 is contributing to the consensus and not just bitching and moaning.
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Anonymous said on March 16th, 2008
wouldn't consider this 10c.. much easier/straightforward than say, breatfast burrito.. new guide book has it at 10a which i'd aggree with
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Josephine said on March 30th, 2008
i thought this route was super fun - regardless of whether it was 10a or 10c! worth doing for sure.
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Lander said on March 31st, 2008
much cleaner and therefore much funner than it used to be. grade of 10b i say.
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Josephine said on March 31st, 2008
if you're hanging draws for your partner - a long draw at the 5th bolt is a good idea.
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allen said on April 29th, 2009
I think 5.10b. Pumpy seperated by good rests
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Anonymous said on April 13th, 2012
4-9-2012; nice warm-up; pretty straight forward with no crux
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failure2send said on November 26th, 2012
Very solid 10b - well protected with good hand/foot holds and the bolts are well placed - seemed like the crux it at the 4th or 5th bolt, in which you have a right pinch and a sketchy left hold (just get your feet up and in a good stance to clip). On the ledge right below the chains, there's a crack/slot directly in the back that'll allow you mantel up (and use the left hold/plate thing). If the route was shorter, it'd rate a 10a.
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btbradley said on October 21st, 2013
anyone got any info (grade?) on the extension above this route?
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Saxman said on October 21st, 2013
Extension was there a month ago. Rock quality is not that great but better than it looks from the ground. No red tag. 11+/12-
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shadow.ayala said on October 22nd, 2013
There is no red tag because it is not a project. The extension is called 'Death wish' and it goes at .12a. For some reason, Ray did not add it to the online guide after I sent. Not sure why.
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Anonymous said on October 22nd, 2013
No point in doing it unless I can get the points. C'mon mods... ;)
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Anonymous said on June 23rd, 2015
What's with the red tag on this route?
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Anonymous said on June 23rd, 2015
Probably the anchor issue: http://badbolts.com/bolt_reports/55719b51608cb90003000109
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Anonymous said on June 20th, 2016
As of June 2016, there is a bumble bee nest in the dirt about 6 or 7 feet to the left of the anchors. They're not aggressive, but I recommend not spending too much time up there.