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Dance of the Druids

This route is located in the Muir Valley at The Hideout

The "end" of the crag

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Apotheosis Denied 5.11c (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Jared Hancock, Jerry Roberts in 2005
Length: 85ft
Bolts: 9 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Begins 30-40 feet right of "Dance of the Druids". Crimp your way off the ground then cruise up moderate terrain to a bouldery blunt arete. Slap, squeeze, and smear your way up this mildly desperate section and then tiptoe up the heavily featured slab above. To reach the Indy Wall continue following the cliff to the right for 100-200 feet.
Moves: Bouldery or Technical
Descent: Ring anchors
Stays Dry:
Owner: Muir Valley

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3.56 stars (16 votes)
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5.11c (20 votes)

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J-Rock said on May 29th, 2005
Call this one "soft" bitches...
squeezindlemmon said on May 31st, 2005
Desperate start but fun climbing (bouldering?) on the top half.
haas said on June 12th, 2005
I wouldn't say it's much harder then the sit start to C Sharp B Flat personally. I woulda sent,'s sandbagged. I love it. Thanks Jared, we all need a good sandbag once in awhile. Cool moves
Anonymous said on June 18th, 2005
Sandbaggers Suck!
Anonymous said on October 8th, 2005
Sandbagged as can be but I love it ! Great line, crazy fun arete moves.
Green3 said on October 17th, 2005
this route is the closest thing you will get to Bum Boy at the Red, grab those slopers and squeeze, even got a mini top-out going half way up the route, stellar route
RRO said on October 18th, 2005
good stuff, sandbagged a little. fun arete !
haas said on October 18th, 2005
Sandbaggers rule! You gotta bring respect back to the grades
pkananen said on May 7th, 2008
Kinda dirty at the top. I thought it was about 20 feet of good climbing in the middle, surrounded by 30 feet of bad climbing on either side.
JR said on September 22nd, 2008
I would love to hear the arguement for calling this thing 12c.
pawilkes said on November 9th, 2008
the first time i got on this route it was hot and I thought the route was really hard. in cool temps today, it seemed like the grade was right and the middle chunk was really nice.
Brentucky said on May 25th, 2009
thought i was gonna have to leave a bail biner climbing this thing with hot and sweaty hands. i tried making sweet love to that curvy, smooth arete, but in the end i just had to get rough and have my way with her so she'd let me through. very cool move, but definitely not for high humidity days!
krampus said on June 28th, 2010
One of the coolest moves I have been on at the red. A must do.
Saxman said on June 30th, 2011
Awesome moves on the arete. Might want to avoid if it is above 60% humidity.
Power2U said on November 13th, 2011
Sick! I love it. Knew right where the hard part was as I removed a quick link from the bolt :) I guess I 'd have to do it again to make it feel like 11c but luckily I pulled it off an won't be back on it anytime soon... tooooo scaaaarrryyyy ;) FUN!
DrRockso said on April 25th, 2017
Seemed a tad hard for the grade, especially if you don't stem the tree at the bottom. Super cool route, and a bit of pucker factor at the crux!
Anonymous said on April 25th, 2017
According to the votes between 11a and 12c...I have to climb this just to understand how that's even possible.
Anonymous said on April 25th, 2017
I'm not great at slab, but I could easily see how it could be rated 11d, 12a.