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This route is located in the Muir Valley at Tectonic Wall and Johnny's Wall


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Spinner 5.10a (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Tim Powers, Mike Susko in 2004
Length: 50ft
Bolts: 5 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Similar to Bethel with more difficult finish. Pull over the bulge on subtle holds to the anchors.
Descent: Ring anchors
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: Muir Valley

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3.55 stars (89 votes)
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5.10b (90 votes)

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Submitted by: corduroy
Date: Sep 5th, 2006

Submitted by: gladhander
Date: May 6th, 2006


Zspider said on September 12th, 2004
Another great route! I wimped at the top and shuffled right and had to reach far left to clip the anchors from a flesh-eating hand jam.
Anonymous said on October 4th, 2004
All the routes on the 5.10 wall and plate tectonic wall felt about 5.10a. But, every route was three stars. Thanks to the people that bolted them for such great routes.
Smedley said on May 9th, 2005
Good line but nothing more than 10-.
K-Dawg said on September 27th, 2005
More of the same for this wall, enjoyable. Last moves on this route were the toughest on this wall. I looked for the "flesh eating hand jamb" then decide that wasn't the way for me. Got my feet in the right spot and went straight up. Whatever works, as long as you're having fun and this wall was.
Captain Bad Beta said on October 1st, 2005
This was my last climb of the day so I was pretty beat... a couple of moves required a nice stretch which was really fun on lead. Got stumbed on the end and whipped once or twice (short ones). Needed beta from the peanut gallery (guys on the ground) to help locate the final holds... can't wait to do this one again.
Anonymous said on November 18th, 2005
User: Smedley Date: May 9th, 2005 Comments: Good line but nothing more than 10-.
endercore said on November 29th, 2006
good line, but pretty easy best part is going to the anchors
Josephine said on July 1st, 2007
lotsa fun. getting to the anchors was a bit tricky.
heacocis said on October 22nd, 2007
Very fun crimpy section at top before anchors.
rjackson said on March 2nd, 2008
I liked this one best of the four tens.
Cleatus said on April 1st, 2008
I thought this was the best line on this wall. Cool no hands rest before the anchors.
keegan540 said on June 18th, 2008
Maybe a little soft for the grade but a good route.
kisor740 said on October 6th, 2008
not spectacular but a good route if ur at this wall
Cleveland said on June 15th, 2009
I thought thing was going to be an easy onsight until i got to the top. The sit down rest is nice though, there's an awesome undercling, you could hang out there all day.
lena_chita said on September 29th, 2009
Felt easier than Bethel to me for some reason. And also way easier than Plate Techtonics. I don't understand why it gets a 5.10b.
swj said on April 27th, 2011
If you go left at the end, I think it must make the route much easier than the folks who are going straight up or right. When I climbed it, the holds to the left were marked with chalk. If they hadn't been, I never would have found them. They were really positive plates, but quite hard to spot. With that beta, I think this route becomes easier than a 10b.