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The "start" of the crag

This route is located in the Southern Region at The Arena - CLOSED

Stairway to Freebird

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Big in Japan 5.8 (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Terry Kindred
Length: 50ft
Bolts: 5 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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From the first parking area, walk up the road about 100 feet until you see a trail on your right. Follow the trail until you come to an obvious pocketed wall with many routes on it. This is the first route from the right. Climb large ledges to the more pocketed face. Negotiate a bulge then continue up easier ground to the anchors.
Moves: Crimps or Edges
Descent: Chain Anchor
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: RRGCC

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5.8 (11 votes)

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Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 18th, 2005


said on July 9th, 2003
cool route.stay on the arete for the anchors.5.9 *
Anonymous said on July 22nd, 2003
There's no way this is a 5.8. 5.7 more likely. 'Penalty Box' (5.6) was harder than this one. Great route though.
vic said on August 12th, 2003
Fun route. Climbed with one foot wrapped up (injuries, injuries...)
Wicked Tribe said on September 4th, 2003
5.7 for sure. It's just steep. Get over it.