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Ai Bang Mai Fa Kin Ni

This route is located in the Muir Valley at Practice Wall

Beta Spewer

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Mercenary of the Mandarin Chicken 5.9 (Sport) **

First Ascent: Karla Carandang, Jared Hancock, Skip Wolfe in 2005
Length: 25ft
Bolts: 2 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This is the right leaning arete that can be climbed several different ways. Still needs to be cleaned.
Moves: Bouldery or Technical
Descent: 2 bolt anchor
Stays Dry:
Owner: Muir Valley

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5.9+ (48 votes)

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Submitted by: lafinca
Date: Apr 29th, 2009

Submitted by: ahab
Date: Nov 12th, 2007


K-Dawg said on October 13th, 2005
very short but fun.
bryanboonern said on July 3rd, 2006
Do you stay left of the bolts on the face, on the arete, or on the right? It makes you want to keep going left even though the bolts go right.
merrick said on October 15th, 2007
feels very contrived. skip this one, the rest are super fun.
sportclimber810 said on November 22nd, 2007
this route is easier than the 5.8s on this wall but its still a pump fest
Meringue said on March 7th, 2008
This is a fun challenge and may be protected from the rain and is well shaded. The first hanger, as of march 2, 2008, is not mounted properly - no biggie here though. Also, the top, all around the anchors and below seeps up to 3 days after a good rain. Makes for a moist and challenging finnish on this shortie
uberwhipper said on May 16th, 2008
Nice climb to break into the grade. Well protected and overhanging, and it's short so you don't get pumped out.
ynp1 said on June 13th, 2011
This climb feels a lot harder if you stay to the right of the the arĂȘte, and way easier on the left. I would say 5.8 on the left and 5.10- on the right. I thought it was cool.
Rx2Climb said on November 3rd, 2014
I agree with everything that YNP1 said.