The Second Labor of Hercules

This route is located in the Southern Region at Curbside

Ghost in the Machine

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Single Finger Salute 5.10c (Sport) **

First Ascent: Ron Bateman, Josh Thurston in 2006
Length: 55ft
Bolts: 5 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Move right a few feet to the next line. Begin with a tough start then move up through pumpy moves to the chains. Better rock quality than the previous line.
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry:
Owner: RRGCC

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2.65 stars (63 votes)
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5.10c (50 votes)

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Submitted by: caribe
Date: May 5th, 2007

Submitted by: krabikrabi
Date: May 1st, 2007


bcombs said on September 22nd, 2007
I thought the quality was equal to it's neighbor to the left. 3 stars.
Anonymous said on October 23rd, 2007
That is a great way of saying that this thing is a waste of bolts.
goodguy said on October 23rd, 2007
sounds like someone got shutdown on a route that was a little techy and not so steep with huge jugs. Back to the gym I guess.
Anonymous said on October 23rd, 2007
Sounds like you don't know a good route from a poor one.
goodguy said on October 24th, 2007
So how many good routes have you bolted?
chriss said on October 24th, 2007
Are you implying someone has to bolt 'good routes' to recognize a bad route when he/she climbs it? The route is o.k. at best, not one I would climb again.
Anonymous said on October 24th, 2007
Chriss has hit the nail on the head. This thing is ok at best, and a waste of bolts if you ask me. I'm just a 5.10 climber goodguy but I have done good 5.10s all over the place and this thing ain't one of em.
ahab said on June 17th, 2008
quick, someone vote for the grade 11a and the single finger salute shall be complete...
Lander said on June 17th, 2008
lol good one, ahab
steep4me said on April 20th, 2009
Chossy and sandy, may improve with traffic. Some cool moves on it.
Rollo said on November 7th, 2010
The rock quality was fine on this one and it's sister route... 3 stars, 10b on both. This one is harder at the bottom, the other at the top.
climb2core said on April 24th, 2013
Bouldery start makes this not the best choice for the warm up. Do it once for the ticklist and move on.
EricDorsey said on April 7th, 2014
Seemed like a fine route to me... No sand or choss so it must have cleaned up decently.
usmcmars said on October 14th, 2015
I thought the route was good and I do agree that the bouldery start made it not a warm up.
veela-valoom said on June 11th, 2018
Rock quality seems fine on all three of these 10c climbs. Fun climbing and good rests.