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Trekker of the Treacherous

This route is located in the Muir Valley at Sunbeam Buttress


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Predator 5.11b (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Jared Hancock, J.J., Karla Carandang in 2005
Length: 45ft
Bolts: 5 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Routes 12-17 are located above the ledge that is accessed via the short fixed rope. This route is the leftmost one. The ring anchors to your left are for the testpiece dihedral "Stems and Seeds". "Predator" has a reachy start out the roof from an undercling to a small edge. From there it is moderate vertical face climbing to a mantle finish.
Descent: Ring Anchors
Stays Dry:
Owner: Muir Valley

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ray said on October 24th, 2005
Best line on the ledge.
One-Fall said on May 31st, 2006
Agreed. One of those rare climbs that has only a certain amount of viable holds.
caribe said on September 20th, 2006
That is a fantastic climb. If you manage to get off the ground there is another roof to negotiate above.
ekrause9 said on March 6th, 2012
Getting off the ground is surprisingly tricky for the vertically challenged. Beyond that, the route is phenomenal if you like technical climbing.
dustonian said on May 6th, 2013
Don't bother coming up to do the ledge routes without bringing a longish stick clip--low cruxes with bad falls.
michaelarmand said on May 25th, 2013
Agree this is the best line on the ledge. The bottom had me shut down until I got some beta....
Chiyram said on March 27th, 2016
Pretty tough boulder problem off the ground, but fun technical climbing.