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Netizen Hacktivist

This route is located in the Muir Valley at Inner Sanctum


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Cosmic Trigger 5.12b (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Greg Martin, Bryan Boyd in 2004
Length: 70ft
Bolts: 7 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Just right of "Netizen Hacktivist" is an obvious black arete with a golden bolted face to the right. Moderate climbing on jugs and pinches leads to a good bouldery crux. Mantle past the final bolt to anchors on roof.
Moves: Bouldery or Technical
Descent: Chain Anchor
Stays Dry:
Owner: Muir Valley

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4.61 stars (28 votes)
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5.12b (29 votes)

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Submitted by: SCIN
Date: Feb 1st, 2010

Submitted by: whatahutch
Date: Nov 11th, 2008


Stewy911 said on March 15th, 2005
I agree with the jugs in the middle portion of it but the bottom part seemed hard to me definately gonna be a classic once it gets cleaned up and developes more traffic
Anonymous said on June 28th, 2005
Kick ass holds and moves on the top half. WOW
Green3 said on September 8th, 2005
I think a crimp broke at the second bolt, the move is now much harder than the crux up top, Is traversing slightly left at the second bolt ok? There is a lot of lichen out there, but I think that's the only way to keep the 12a rating, I know some routes just get harder when holds brake, just looking for someone's opinion? I'm not looking for the "It's not in the gym, everything's in" response either, I wanna know if it flows in the route
no grain said on October 18th, 2005
Still a bit dirty, but the moves at the top are worth it.
Power2U said on October 24th, 2005
Great route... like climbing limstone. I thought it was pretty clean and that 12a is right on.
edmclen said on June 27th, 2006
I definitely thought the low crux pulling off of the bad sloper was at least as hard as the crimpy crux before the last bolt, but it was worth avoiding the lichen out left. The route is definitely stiff for a 5.12a. Anyone know why it is temporarily closed?
edmclen said on June 28th, 2006
I definitely thought the low crux pulling off of the bad sloper was at least as hard as the crimpy crux before the last bolt, but it was worth avoiding the lichen out left. The route is definitely stiff for a 5.12a. Anyone know why it is temporarily closed?
bryan said on June 29th, 2006
This route was "batch" closed with a number of others, most of which are very overhung and need glue-in's installed. This one, however, shouldn't need any additional work and, i feel, could be opened back up as soon as possible. I will be down soon and i am sure that after I give it a quick inspection Rick will open it back up. Has anyone experienced any loose bolts on this route???
chouca said on October 17th, 2006
I did the route yesterday and the bolts were fine. No need to replace the bolts or close the route. For me the lower moves were harder than the moves at the top. 5 stars for sure.
Anonymous said on October 18th, 2006
take off the "(temporarily closed)", anyone?
Yasmeen said on April 30th, 2007
The top of this route has been wet the past few times I've been out to look at it. Am I just catching it on the wrong days?
Anonymous said on October 23rd, 2007
hey people, if you see a carabiner or a quicklink on the first or second bolts, it's for people to lower off the route without having to drop into the snake pit behind the trail, i.e. it's not booty gear so don't make off with it.
bhuff04 said on October 29th, 2007
Did the route today... the directional carabiner has apparently been swiped already
Anonymous said on November 27th, 2008
this route is really good. Crux up high is cool as hell and the bottom flows fine going left to hold the grade at hard 12a...really hard...but still 12a.
tbwilsonky said on May 27th, 2009
wow. the move off the lower sloper felt nigh impossible in high heat/humid conditions (84, 80%). with that in mind, description might ought read: "power through testy slopers to reach more moderate terrain and another (somewhat easier) crux up high".
Anonymous said on August 18th, 2009
This route is bad ass and feels more like solid 12b... demanding technical moves, especially up top. The lower sloper "crux" at the 2nd bolt is contrived, you can easily go out left on 5.10 terrain... that said, the start is still hard, pumpy and pretty continuously slopey up to the first jug rest. The finishing crux is bitchin, like limestone pockets, and a difficult to onsight if rain has washed the chalk off the holds recently.
Anonymous said on October 31st, 2009
Got on the other day -- bottom crux feels harder than than the top. I would likely give it .12b, relative to other climbs in Muir.
mike_anderson said on November 16th, 2009
This is the poor man's Golden Boy. One of the best low 12's around and 12b fo' sho'.
bigrocs said on November 20th, 2009
i like
Dhaulagiri said on November 12th, 2012
The amount of chalk out left at the bottom seems to indicate that method is at least as popular as sticking to the slopers out right. Either way you go is worth it to check out that top crux.
Sandymalone88 said on April 6th, 2013
Great rock climb! Really cool sloper crux makes this climb a solid 12b. Holds to the left were soaked.
halg said on June 3rd, 2015
The crux on this one was pretty hard to read. Great moves all the way up this thing!