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The "start" of the crag

This route is located in the Muir Valley at Indy Wall

Mentor Powers

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The Muir The Merrier 5.11b (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Jared Hancock, Dave Hoyne, Tim Powers in 2004
Length: 40ft
Bolts: 4 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Rightmost bolted route on Indy Wall that starts next to a 3' tall stump. Harder than it looks. Sustained route with back to back cruxes.
Moves: Crimps or Edges
Descent: Ring anchors
Stays Dry:
Owner: Muir Valley

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2.53 stars (43 votes)
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5.11b (43 votes)

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Submitted by: corduroy
Date: Jan 2nd, 2006

Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 18th, 2005


J-Rock said on August 24th, 2004
Challenging to onsight.
J-Rock said on September 17th, 2004
I'm not sure who earned the FA. I think somebody may have red-pointed this route before me because I let it sit there for a couple of weeks before I returned to it. However, most of the time I notice people taking at the 2nd or 3rd bolt. The clips are a bit pumpy, but it is a short route.
Stewy911 said on September 30th, 2004
hmm alot of route finding involved....has anyone seen someone hit that tree throwing for the hold to the right of the 4th bolt? scary
J-Rock said on October 1st, 2004
Don't worry about the tree. It's not the close (the route climbs to the left of the tree). Follow the bolts.
J-Rock said on January 6th, 2005
I cut down the tree (it was already dead). Now it makes a nice belay chair.
J-Rock said on February 25th, 2005
Originally graded 5.10d
chriss said on November 21st, 2005
fun short route. Climbs much better than it looks.
Anonymous said on December 19th, 2005
I agree with the original rating of 10d.
dbrayack said on March 27th, 2007
Pretty rough for 11a, more like 11b or maybe soft 11c
randomboulder said on November 15th, 2010
This is one of my favorite routes on this wall. Its different from the others because its a bit steeper. Its a little sequency, but the moves didn't feel that hard, I'd say 11a or 10d.