Sprout's Climb

This route is located in the Southern Region at Mt. Olive Rock

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Palm Friction 5.10a (Sport) **

First Ascent: Kellyn Gorder, Barry Brolley in 1997
Length: 65ft
Bolts: 6 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Climb the face 15 feet left of Sprout's Climb to the anchors.
Rappel from the anchors on Sprout's Climb.
Moves: Slab
Descent: Rap anchors
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: Unknown

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2.89 stars (28 votes)
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5.10a (19 votes)

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Submitted by: J-Ru
Date: Jun 26th, 2018

Submitted by: dkjazz
Date: Mar 1st, 2010

Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 19th, 2005


Jerry Bargo said on March 8th, 2003
Yes, that is a huge run-out in the middle between bolts. Yes, you would make a spectacular groundfall. But it is easy, secure, low-angle climbing through that section. Quit doubting yourself and do it!
Jeff said on April 6th, 2003
Ditto on the run-out
hamsco said on June 22nd, 2003
you can sling a plate if you want
Power2U said on September 22nd, 2003
If you don't stem of the rock behind you at the top this sucker is really pretty hard for 10a. All in all not a bad little route, minus all the poison ivy at the base of the cliff!
Yasmeen said on October 18th, 2004
The route is cool, but I think the runout is completely pointless. There were ample places for another bolt between the 2nd and 3rd. If you do Sproute's Route, you can do this one on TR, since they share anchors.
Sco Bro said on November 2nd, 2004
This climb should have an R rating, with a note that the runout is on easy terrain. If you blow it before getting clipped into the third bolt your belayer will have one hell of a story. You, on the other hand, will be in the hospital if your lucky.
pigsteak said on October 12th, 2008
pointless runout for sure. a medium stopper can also slot for pro.
ahab said on January 26th, 2009
despite being pretty dirty and kinda chossy at a shite crag, the ending makes this little climb worth doing. plus, it could be a good warm up for what you really came here to do...
anticlmber said on January 27th, 2009
what??? get poison ivy.
ahab said on January 30th, 2009
yes. to get poison ivy. at the anchors of south side of the sky.
cliftongifford said on April 26th, 2010
the run-out is on 5.3ish terrain. you'd have to throw yourself off those plates.
Anonymous said on April 28th, 2013
There appears to be a shiny new glue-in between the original 2nd and 3rd bolts where there was the runout. Was that bolt approved by the FAs???
Anonymous said on December 1st, 2013
rjackson said on July 20th, 2014
Kudos to whoever added the bolt. As it was, it was just dumb...