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The Universe Next Door

This route is located in the Muir Valley at Inner Sanctum

Crack'n Up

2 votes

Karmic Retribution 5.10d (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Jared Hancock, Karla Carandang in 2004
Length: 45ft
Bolts: 5 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Next sport route ~100 feet right of "Bad Company". Begin on a brown streak with positive crimps up a moderate slab up to a prominent rib. Reach left up the steepening face to good pockets and an interesting finish below the large ledge.
Moves: Crimps or Edges
Descent: Ring anchors
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: Muir Valley

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4 stars (79 votes)
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5.10d (78 votes)

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Submitted by: SCIN
Date: Oct 31st, 2006


J-Rock said on October 18th, 2004
Technical and sustained.
chriss said on November 15th, 2004
Great route!! Good edging and technical climbing with fun moves at the top.
TIT said on June 6th, 2005
very fun and challenging slab climb, kinda rare for the red, very slaby and balancey, techincal climb, thumbs up!!!
dbarless said on July 25th, 2007
Incredibly technical climb with some great movement, graded a little soft at .10c, really goes more like .10d. Fantastic climb though!!
Andrew said on July 25th, 2007
Your definition of soft is wrong. Around here, and every where else, we call that sandbagged. But your probably right that it is soft.
JR said on August 25th, 2007
Better than it looks.
italianwrestler125 said on October 10th, 2008
really cool route...very interesting moves..awesome.
Barnacle Ben said on November 23rd, 2009
This one was a thinker. Took every bit of mental effort I could muster to get to the chains. Cool moves, great rock, stellar climb. Also, I thought the online photo kind of makes the black part look like an oil slick but the whole climb including that part has great friction. Very solid for the grade too.
Anonymous said on March 22nd, 2010
Beware that the black streak can become a waterfall even days after rain. Still great fun!
ender52 said on March 25th, 2010
Wish this would dry so I can get on it. Well, I guess I still could, but it looks pretty tough without the waterfall.
ece_ssg said on June 3rd, 2010
caught it dry. superb route.
Anonymous said on October 7th, 2011
fully deserving of 4*s. great climb. very fun the entire way.
DrRockso said on March 24th, 2017
Some interesting and fun moves, too sandy to get 4 stars in my book. Often wet, though we climbed it today with the first few bolts soaked, and didn't have to use anything wet. The holds are mostly left of the bolt line.