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King Pin

This route is located in the Muir Valley at The Bowling Alley


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Imminent Demise 5.10b (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Jared Hancock, Rob Copeland in 2005
Length: 45ft
Bolts: 4 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Make a few long moves up a vertical face on sinker 2 and 3 finger pockets to a nice rest ledge. Continue pocket pulling up the slightly overhanging wall past a small roof with sharp shrinking holds.
Moves: Pockets
Descent: Ring Anchors
Stays Dry:
Owner: Muir Valley

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2.55 stars (22 votes)
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5.10b (23 votes)

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Sco Bro said on March 28th, 2005
Not 10a for long, those holds at the anchors are going to break on someone real soon.
J-Rock said on April 5th, 2005
Yup, I broke off about a dozen of them and I took a fall near the top (from a broken hold) when I was going for the redpoint. It definitely keeps it interesting.
J-Rock said on June 3rd, 2005
Clean falls though...
Rollo said on August 10th, 2008
So much has broke off the top of this thing it probably gets a harder grade each send.
michaelarmand said on December 31st, 2008
A lot has broken, felt harder than 10a. But my favorite on this wall.
Anonymous said on June 1st, 2009
still pretty dirty but the moves are fun. Actually really liked the route once I sorted out the most stable holds.
vertical1 said on May 24th, 2010
My partner broke off a fist sized jug at the top, and she is 105 soaking wet. Still a lot of fragile rock there, but fun little route if you are in the area for Expresso.
dustonian said on May 24th, 2010
Mmmmm... 105 soaking wet...
kurtnorv said on June 1st, 2010
the top it pretty bare now
alfredo said on August 16th, 2010
Maybe it was the 90 degree heat, but this felt a lot harder than 10b today.
taurusclimber said on September 3rd, 2014
Hardest 10b I've ever climbed.