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This route is located in the Muir Valley at Coyote Cliff


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Thunderclinger 5.10c (Sport) ****

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

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The next sport route to the left begins on a vertical face left of a large hemlock. Make use of the many underclings and this route will be a walk in the park. There is a short right leaning crack in the middle of this route and a few sloper moves on the face above. Then climb into the hueco and, you guessed it, clip the anchors from a big undercling.
Moves: Bouldery or Technical
Descent: Fixe Ring Anchors
Stays Dry:
Owner: Muir Valley

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4.21 stars (58 votes)
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5.10c (54 votes)

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Submitted by: ray
Date: Nov 24th, 2006

Submitted by: J-Rock
Date: Oct 27th, 2006


climbhigh said on November 4th, 2006
great route. really cool movement, makes you think. best one we got on today.
travelinyouth said on November 19th, 2007
This thing is pretty sweet, but it could use a bolt just a bit lower..... if you blow the opening sequence you are destined for the the Death Stump below!
bcombs said on March 23rd, 2008
Good movement throughout. It took me 3 times to figure out the start. The "Thinderclinger" move was really cool and the movement going into and out of the high waterslot was really fun.
jlu said on April 6th, 2008
crux is at the start, cool side pull to reach the first bolt... don't recommend trying it if wet
Myke Dronez said on July 27th, 2008
Seemed pretty beta intensive but once the code was cracked everyone sent. Good moves all the way.
Brentucky said on July 27th, 2008
this climb taught me once again to shut my mouth about "holds must have broke," "what a sandbag," etc. nice beta find dronez! this thing felt like a 5.hard at first, but really fun and not too hard at all with the proper beta! would be one helluva onsight for anyone climbing near the grade!
ahab said on July 28th, 2008
if you would like to onsight, peeketh not at the picture above...too late? sucks for you.
Captain Bad Beta said on April 14th, 2009
WOW... this was fun. probably one of the best 10c rated climbs i've done. The beginning was beta intensive so i blew my first send. The real fun for me was the layback up near the top... great climb.
anticlmber said on October 29th, 2009
good times good times
Jeff said on November 9th, 2009
Great route. It packs 4 different styles of climbing in its 60ft.
tyler.yarbrough said on November 14th, 2011
This is the best 5.10 i've ever done at the Red, it climbs like a 12 but on 5.10 holds. We even escaped the crowds from rocktoberfest at Coyote cliff, had the whole crag to ourselves
ThunderMug2 said on April 2nd, 2012
Top 3 favorite routes. Has so many different techniques. Not one boring move.
Power2U said on May 28th, 2012
I agree a fun one.. that move is crazy, unique for a 5.10 for sure!
nik said on March 19th, 2013
really good climb. thunderclinger move down low was cool, but i actually liked the slopey section up top a bit more. also has a crux move that i think would be pretty stout for the height challenged.
Chiyram said on April 11th, 2016
Awesome route! Can't believe I didn't get over here until now. A variety of climbing that's great.