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The "start" of the crag

This route is located in the Muir Valley at The Hideout

Roof Crack

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International Route Of Pancakes 5.8- (Sport) **

First Ascent: Karla Carandang, Carol Yates in 2004
Length: 35ft
Bolts: 3 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Short and sweet, IROP is a great warm-up for the harder routes along this cliff. Start on jugs to a burly mantle to more jugs. Climb the arete (or either side of it), following a series of happy holds all the way to the anchors. To reach the Great Wall continue following the cliff to the left for 100-200 feet.
Moves: Jugs
Stays Dry: Stays dry
Owner: Muir Valley

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Submitted by: Anonymous
Date: Apr 8th, 2014

Submitted by: Roger
Date: Aug 28th, 2013

Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 18th, 2005


Panarie said on June 1st, 2005
Awesome arret!!.....such a fun climb :)
Captain Bad Beta said on September 30th, 2005
I was leaving the wall after a day of cllimbing and passed this one. I thought I would do it as a warm down. I did not enjoy it. I don't even think it would be a good route for someone climbing at the level it is rated. I love to climb, but I won't lose sleep if I don't ever do this one again.
K-Dawg said on October 13th, 2005
I guess Iím just a waffle guy.
Anonymous said on November 22nd, 2005
Is the girl in the picture back clipped?
Ascentionist said on November 23rd, 2005
Yes, she fell immediately after the picturewas taken and her biner unclipped. Luckily she was Z-clipped as well so the draw above caught her.
ElectricDisciple said on July 22nd, 2006
Stupid route this one was...
bryanboonern said on August 31st, 2006
Worst route in muir.
Caspian said on August 31st, 2006
It seems from the way the biner on the bolt end of the draw is twisting that she is not backclipped
dbarless said on May 21st, 2007
Just my two cents, but yes she does indeed appear to be back-clipped!! I feel bad for her not having a competent enough belay to let her know... Hands down the worst route in Muir Valley...I won't ever climb it again!
petey said on August 9th, 2007
I really didn't like the first move on this climb after that it was casual and fun...although i tend to make things hard
Anonymous said on February 18th, 2008
The left bolt that makes up the anchor is loose.
gripster said on April 3rd, 2008
i do not recommend this route, too much good stuff at muir valley to waste your time on this
Anonymous said on April 5th, 2008
Good Stuff Muir ???
rdo'c said on September 23rd, 2008
I thought this route was a good little warm up for your mid 5.10 climber (which I would think a lot of the people that visit The Hideout are). Climbed it a couple times including the face to the right, which was more challening, to loosen up. After reaching that first bolt on Moots I was glad I did.
512OW said on April 6th, 2009
Anchor bolt fixed on 4/5/09.
jenbongo said on April 6th, 2009
the easiest dry route in the area when all of Great Wall was sopping from run-off; not a bad little route, just too short in my opinion
pigsteak said on May 11th, 2009
not near as bad as expected from all the haters.
Jumprope said on August 19th, 2011
Route was not bad pretty fun. The bottom kinda sucks because its muddy and wet. Don't see why everyone hated it.
tradotto said on March 12th, 2012
Anchor bolt is loose again, the top one 3/4/12.
rossbatto said on September 16th, 2013
top anchor bolt was loose as of 9/8/ would be interesting if this route continued up a little farther..but it doesn't. Overall not a bad warm up climb.
tunedvwgti said on July 27th, 2017
Not as bad as all the comments. Climbs exactly as you'd think from looking at it from below. If you're already at The Hideout why not knock it out?