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King Pin

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

Expresso


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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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1
Sco Bro said on March 28th, 2005
Not 10a for long, those holds at the anchors are going to break on someone real soon.
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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.
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J-Rock said on June 3rd, 2005
Clean falls though...
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Rollo said on August 10th, 2008
So much has broke off the top of this thing it probably gets a harder grade each send.
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michaelarmand said on December 31st, 2008
A lot has broken, felt harder than 10a. But my favorite on this wall.
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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.
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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.
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dustonian said on May 24th, 2010
Mmmmm... 105 soaking wet...
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kurtnorv said on June 1st, 2010
the top it pretty bare now
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alfredo said on August 16th, 2010
Maybe it was the 90 degree heat, but this felt a lot harder than 10b today.
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taurusclimber said on September 3rd, 2014
Hardest 10b I've ever climbed.