Return of Manimal

This route is located in the Muir Valley at Bruisebrothers Wall

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Critters on the Cliff 5.10d (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Jared Hancock, Tim Powers, Karla Carandang in 2004
Length: 75ft
Bolts: 9 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Begin 15 feet right of Return of Manimal. Balance up the moderate slab to steepening terrain. Reach through the overhanging fingercrack section and stroll past a few more bolts to the anchors.
Descent: Ring anchors
Stays Dry:
Owner: Muir Valley
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5.10d (126 votes)

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Submitted by: cfibbe
Date: May 11th, 2013

Submitted by: SCIN
Date: Oct 16th, 2006

Submitted by: maxclimb11
Date: Jan 10th, 2006

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Stewy911 said on March 28th, 2005
11a I'd suggest, a great route though.
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Sco Bro said on March 28th, 2005
Moderate climbing to a fun move in the "finger crack" although you're not getting your fingers in. Easier for those with monkey arms, but 11a-ish for us normal people.
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J-Rock said on March 28th, 2005
It is also possible to reach all the way past the fingercrack section to a good jug with a back step and a layback move. I've seen it done three different ways. However you do it, it is definitely a cool move.
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Anonymous said on May 16th, 2005
Another fantastic route (5.10 of some form)!
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kek-san said on June 6th, 2005
Absolutely Gorgeuos route. About 10+ with the exception of 1 move which is well protected. One of the best routes at Rebel Branch.
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Anonymous said on June 17th, 2005
Like "Fuzzy" it is a one move wonder.
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hoss said on August 15th, 2005
I thought manimal should be 11.a (maybe), this felt like an easy ten, but I'm super tall
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pigsteak said on September 18th, 2005
I agree..no harder than 10b....but really nice line. well done.
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jlu said on October 17th, 2005
5.9+ - 5.10a climbing with one 5.11 finger jam move. very fun and beautiful route
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climbon said on October 20th, 2005
I thought that the climb was awesome, but in the 10 range.......GREAT route!!!!
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Anonymous said on November 9th, 2005
awesome route but noting that im only 4'8" the crux was a tad difficult for me but nonetheless a great route
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maxclimb11 said on November 9th, 2005
great route took me two tries to get clean on lead
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Feanor007 said on April 10th, 2006
fun, route, really only one reachy move, but fun none the less
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p0bray01 said on June 3rd, 2006
LOL This was my girlfriends first lead! She was horrified! We did not have the guidebook and just kinda went on the "this looks fun to climb" mantra. She had some problems with the "finger crack that is not really a finger crack" section...but it wasn't too bad for me...When I was cleaning it a huge clipping jug/flak broke on me. I thought it was a little easier than 11a too. Great route!
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rhunt said on October 16th, 2006
Fun climb 10c or d
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rhunt said on October 16th, 2006
Fun climb 10c or d
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Anonymous said on May 6th, 2008
Fun route, but doesn't deserve to be rated over 10c
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B.J. said on May 9th, 2008
Good to see this has been downgraded. Certainly no harder than Return of Manimal.
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tpowell said on May 31st, 2012
I just started climbing in the eleven range and I can honestly say that Little Viper, which is a 10b, was harder than this route. With only one crux, which you don't necessarily have to use the single finger pocket for, that wasn't too hard, I don't see how this is 10d. Unless I did the wrong route, I would say that this is a 10a.
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tazunemono said on August 21st, 2016
Great movement but not .11a. One move with a finger jam, high feet to a solid pocket. Probably .10b at the most, but well worth doing! Much less pumpy than its neighbor to the left.