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Continental Drift

This route is located in the Muir Valley at Tectonic Wall and Johnny's Wall

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Tall Cool One 5.9 (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Mark and Jenny Ryan in 2007
Length: 60ft
Bolts: 6 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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10 feet right of 5th Bolt Faith on the left facing wall climb the flake to the 1st bolt. Move right on the face towards the crack and gain a dirty ledge. Pull the small overhang to climb dinner plates to the chain anchors. A good warm up for the area.
Moves: face
Descent: anchors
Stays Dry: does not stay dry
Owner: Muir Valley

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3.21 stars (98 votes)
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5.9 (93 votes)

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michaelarmand said on August 2nd, 2007
A little dirty still, but definitely a fun climb!
Anonymous said on August 19th, 2007
This route would be 5.8 if it wasn't for the three 5.9 moves inbetween the 2nd and 3rd bolt. It was a lot of fun.
pkananen said on August 19th, 2007
I agree, two or so 5.9 moves.
jlu said on November 19th, 2007
Very fun climb, not many sport routes give you a huge crack like that
Brentucky said on April 7th, 2008
yes, climb the face right toward the crack or else you'll dang near have a hemorrhage like i almost did! good easy 5.8 climbing with big holds the whole way besides i must have skipped the obvious near the beginning b/c i thought that $hi was HARD!
noercarr said on May 10th, 2008
Sweet photo op in the cave about half way up, if you can belay a second, and simotaniously rappel back down
FujManiac said on July 15th, 2008
Fun route! Had a snake almost fall on my head here right before I started the climb...but past that, good route!
rjackson said on August 10th, 2008
A great 'feel good' kinda route. Loved the top.
anticlmber said on September 2nd, 2008
thanks jenny and mark, this route is super good. love the second half as much as one whole route. did you folks place a piece in the beginning??
kisor740 said on October 6th, 2008
descent rout wouldnt be 9 to me except for the kind of hand jam move before the ledge not a fan of handjams other then that pretty fun easy route
jdstic2 said on September 13th, 2009
if this thing ever cleans up it will be worth getting on, but as of now not worth it
vertical1 said on July 2nd, 2011
Must have cleaned up a bunch, it was a ton of fun.
stringsturtle said on January 16th, 2012
A hold broke off right before the first bolt
nik said on May 8th, 2012
one of my favorite 9's in the red! don't understand why more people don't feel the same. easy sidepull to 5.9ish face climbing, to sweet crack action, to monkeying around on some of the biggest jugs around. and, as if that weren't enough, there's a natural refrigerator just to your left. put your water bottle in the crack on a warm day, climb this route, and come down to enjoy your cooled treat.
Rooky said on June 16th, 2013
I couldn't agree more with nik. Gave it 4 stars. This route has it all.
astathis said on August 27th, 2016
There's a small hornet's nest about 3/4 of the way up the arete on the side of this route as of Aug 26 2016. Hopefully they've been caught in the spider webs nearby, but take care in any case.