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This route is located in the Muir Valley at The Sanctuary

First Fall

2 votes

Blue Collar 5.12b (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Jared Hancock, Tim Powers, Jeff Neal in 2004
Length: 60ft
Bolts: 6 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This route climbs the face left of "First Fall". Make a big move or a few thin moves to the first bolt then crimp and crank your way to a powerful and technical crux between the 4th and 5th bolts.
Moves: Crimps or Edges
Descent: Ring anchors
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: Muir Valley

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Submitted by: J-Rock
Date: Feb 23rd, 2006

Submitted by: J-Rock
Date: Feb 23rd, 2006


Stewy911 said on March 22nd, 2005
when will this thing get bolted?
J-Rock said on March 22nd, 2005
Karla and I asked Tim for permission to bolt this route and we are planning to do it sometime in the next few weeks. It might be harder than 12a and we are still deciding where it should end. We will post it as soon as it is completed and sent.
J-Rock said on April 5th, 2005
It is now bolted.
Power2U said on May 26th, 2005
Good line... a little crumbly, but should improve with time. Scarry on lead between the 4-5th bolt.
dbrayack said on June 3rd, 2005
Didn't feel to scary, its a great route, a little run out to clip the 5th? "after the crux", but its where the bolt should be. Very good an technical.
J-Rock said on June 3rd, 2005
I had a hard time deciding where to put that 5th bolt, but I didn't want to stop in the middle of the crux to clip so I placed it after the crux. Glad y'all liked it.
haas said on June 12th, 2005
cool route
Andrew said on June 14th, 2005
Good route
SCIN said on October 30th, 2006
Not crumbly at all. Great solid line. Bear down between 4 and 5 and shoot for the nubbin!
V10Mike said on April 26th, 2008
Nasty on the fingers. You gotta like micro-crimping to enjoy this slab!
Brentucky said on May 21st, 2012
Yeah the route has a bit of spice through the crux, but the bolts are placed perfectly. The micro-crimp is just a hair better than the one on Stretcherous. Climb in the afternoon for shade, climb it in the morning for fun.
Admiral Awkward Beta said on October 5th, 2014
Great route. Really good movement. Didn't think any of the crimps were too sharp - easy on the hands. I don't know that this gets enough love with Jesus Wept and Prometheus around the corner - still some crumbly feet.