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This route is located in the Muir Valley at Slab City

Sacred Stones

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Child of the Earth 5.12a (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Jared Hancock, Karla Carandang in 2005
Length: 60ft
Bolts: 6 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Move right a few feet from the previous line to the middle of the three sport routes on this section of the wall. Reach through a thin and techy crux to gain the reward of jugs in the pocketed orange rock above.
Moves: Bouldery or Technical
Descent: Ring Anchors under roof
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: Muir Valley

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4 stars (17 votes)
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5.12b (17 votes)

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Submitted by: J-Rock
Date: Feb 10th, 2006


pigsteak said on February 12th, 2006
man, this thing looks awesome!!!!
J-Rock said on February 25th, 2006
That there is the crux in the photo. Nothing harder than V4.
ray said on October 15th, 2007
Really tough. Excellent face climb. Not slabby like the 11 to the right. Everyone needs to get on this thing.
Artsay said on October 22nd, 2007
Fantastic line. Technical and tricky.
aburgoon said on November 13th, 2011
Definitely worth the walk.
Willy said on November 30th, 2013
Blown away by how good this was. Several interesting and unlikely sequences
tazunemono said on July 31st, 2017
Got on this due to the hype above, was a little disappointed by several broken holds, and by the awful smell of turkey vulture carcass about 3/4 of the way up in the last big hueco. Liked the movement down low off the flakes, but whoever said the crux is "in the photo" is dead wrong, the crux for me was going from bolt 3-4 (undercling slot to crimp nugget). After that it eases up as it runs into chossy jugs. Felt harder than 12a, but if you like cryptic sequences and small feet, this is your climb.
Nate W said on January 3rd, 2020
This thing is surprisingly decent and you should climb it.