Bitter Ray of Sunshine

This route is located in the Muir Valley at Great Wall

Little T-Bone


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Dynabolt Gold 5.10a (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Jared Hancock, Karla Carandang in 2004
Length: 70ft
Bolts: 7 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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There are several ways to start this route. After clipping the first bolt climb up and over the many bulges on the heavily featured face.
Moves: Jugs
Descent: Ring anchors
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: Muir Valley
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Date: Sep 18th, 2011

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Date: Jul 29th, 2008

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Date: Jan 12th, 2008

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Date: Dec 19th, 2005

Comments

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said on October 12th, 2004
very fun route
2
bhuff04 said on June 5th, 2005
awesome climb
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Paul3eb said on June 20th, 2005
trickier than it looks. fun slopey bottom.
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longlegsrule said on June 28th, 2005
super fun route!
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jlu said on July 24th, 2005
fun route, giant plates the entire way up
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K-Dawg said on September 27th, 2005
The first few moves aren't representative of what awaits you above. Huge plates on a great route all the way to the top. Very fun.
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Captain Bad Beta said on September 30th, 2005
I loved this route. Don't let the looks of the first few moves scare you... it's thinner at the bottom. Lots of big rest holds on your way up. Tons of fun.
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merrick said on November 3rd, 2005
another classic route on this wall and one of the best 10a's in the red.
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Feanor007 said on May 26th, 2006
super fun, esp the bottom
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endercore said on August 20th, 2006
i got on this route in the hot and humid august weather and it was really tricky, the slopers sucked and the wall was still wet from last nights rain. make sure you get on at a good time, other wise great route. huge plates, and a fun start.
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belay slave said on October 3rd, 2006
Very fun route taht really takes shape two bolts in. Get on it before some of the small flakes snap off.
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usmcmars said on June 9th, 2007
I liked this route. TR'd it first, then led it. Take advantage of the rests on lead.
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Josephine said on July 23rd, 2007
i thought this was a fun, easy lead. the tricky part is the bottom so i used my handy-dandy stick clip.
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soccerfast007 said on August 29th, 2007
traverse to setup TR on the trad to the right...try to stay in the shade lines created by the trees, august sun can make rock very hot, i found a faucet halfway up and rained on my belayer all day
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tunedvwgti said on September 22nd, 2007
My first 5.10a I thought this route was great. A definite confidence booster, with huge jugs the whole way up. I have been more scared on some 5.9- 's with thin pro. This route could be described as pumpy. Either I was having a really great day, or this really isn't a 5.10a - however, i really enjoyed this route...
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Anonymous said on October 12th, 2007
also my first 10a lead and i think it might be a little overrated too, more like a 9, maybe 9+, but great route, i lead it and then insisted on cleaning it after everyone else got their shot at it
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strawmyers said on July 29th, 2008
Great entry route into the world of 5.10's.
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across410 said on October 12th, 2009
didn't seem to be a 10 but was a real fun climb.plenty of places to rest.
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scottieclimbs said on November 6th, 2009
Multiple ways to start this route, indeed! We started it 3 different ways between 3 people today. Great 10 route! Really tough and fun, but do-able, crux.
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louisville_climber said on November 9th, 2009
pumpy. good plates after the thin start.
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JParkerClimbing said on May 29th, 2012
Climb was fun, clipping into the anchors I about fell from laughing at the plush giraffe head setting about 10 foot to the left of the anchors. Idk who put it there, but its creepishly funny. The DynaGiraffe sees all!
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caribe said on April 11th, 2014
This is a fun and safe trad route. Aug 15 2013. On the other hand I took a hell of a sport whipper off it in Aug 08, 2005. :-)