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Panda Bear

This route is located in the Muir Valley at Animal Crackers Wall

Rikki Tikki Tavi

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Sam 5.10b (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Brett Stark in 2007
Length: 45ft
Bolts: 6 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Next route left of Panda Bear. If you approach this route with the mindset that nothing at a wall named Animal Crackers could quite possibly be difficult then you may get smacked down by this tough little slab. Best route on the wall.
Moves: Crimps
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: Muir Valley
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3.55 stars (73 votes)
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5.10b (65 votes)

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soccerfast007 said on September 17th, 2007
Fun Climb, trust the feet because you'll be clipping w/o a handhold at least once on dodgy/sandy/edges, a powerful undercling near the top right after the crux (in my opinion) i was feeling around for the sweet spot when my foot instead of a nice onsight, that's right...frigging one hang, I'll be back. nice climb
neuroshock said on October 1st, 2007
cool move at the top makes the rest worthwhile.
merrick said on October 15th, 2007
best route on the wall. the top is a fascinating exercise in balance and commitment!
Like This said on November 13th, 2007
First I was like, How's this 10B? Then I got to that doughnut move, and I was like, ah, there's the 10B. Great route. I'm sure Rick had fun watching me figure out the crux.
anticlmber said on November 26th, 2007
DriskellHR said on January 12th, 2008
Seemed like a 10c to me but it could be that I suck
ecp88 said on October 7th, 2008
why is this a 5.10b? Feels pretty good. I'm good. HMM. Oh, that's why its a 5.10b.
Anonymous said on November 10th, 2008
Felt hard for 10b, but oh my god this route is cool as hell. Slapping fat slopers up top, knee bar, HP style pinches, underclings, crimps, nothing holds, and foot smears. Rad.
dbrayack said on November 16th, 2009
there are much easier paths to 5.10 glory - notice I didn't say 10b - this thing is pretty rough...(though quite good and unqiue - I felt like I was at HP40...)
Anticrainbow said on November 16th, 2009
Very fun slabby climbing. Starts off easy and progressively builds to a fun, committed finish. The final crux move over a small ledge makes it all worth it.
lena_chita said on November 16th, 2009
It felt hard for 5.10b, but I liked the route -- very interesting. Reminded me a bit of Curbside No Traction.
anborn said on October 7th, 2011
the move at the top makes this route worth while. 9+/10a. very enjoyable.
dustonian said on April 21st, 2016
This thing is awesome.