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Imminent Demise

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


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Expresso 5.12a (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Jared Hancock, Rob Copeland in 2005
Length: 40ft
Bolts: 4 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Boldly boulder up to a powerful pair of cryptic crimps then finely finesse your way up the sleekly slanting slopey rail. The rest of the route is totally decaf. The next 3 bolts continue up the pocketed face.
Moves: Bouldery or Technical
Descent: Ring Anchors
Stays Dry:
Owner: Muir Valley
beautiful (1) bouldery (1) contrived (1) crimpy (1) vertical (1)
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Submitted by: feelup0303
Date: Mar 23rd, 2009


corduroy said on March 2nd, 2005
the boulder problem start on expresso is worth the walk to hatton hollow
hoss said on March 21st, 2005
If you can boulder V4 and have no endurance, this 12.a was made for you.
Anonymous said on April 14th, 2005
Fun start, looks like some more routes like that further to the right
MADMIKE said on May 4th, 2006
Awesome boulder start, loved it!!!!!!
Danny said on June 20th, 2008
The first draw on this route is very difficult and dangerous to hang.
corduroy said on June 20th, 2008
stick clip it
kurtnorv said on June 1st, 2010
fun bouldery bottom then hope the holds dont break on the way to the top
whatahutch said on November 4th, 2010
The first draw should be stick clipped. However, if you are comfortable at the level than you should have no fear. Just know that the higher you go on the route the bigger the holds and the better the feet get. There is a good clipping hold for that first bolt, but you just have to get up there to it first. This was my first 12 lead. I think it felt soft, but I don't know.
Steezmcgee said on June 9th, 2020
Really fun boulder problem!