The "start" of the crag

This route is located in the Muir Valley at Persepolis

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Zendebad 5.13a (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Ray Ellington, Kipp Trummel in 2007
Length: 55ft
Bolts: 7 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This is the first route encountered after the top of the wood stairs. It begins left of a blunt arete. Make a difficult move to start then continue through a series of bizarre and powerful moves on slopers, small crimps, and knobs to a more overhanging and pumpy finish on sidepulls and pinches.
Moves: Technical
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry:
Owner: Muir Valley
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ray said on November 18th, 2007
Thanks Kipp! Awesome and funky line. This route was kind of like doing a puzzle. A tough one to grade but Lynn Hill called it 13a for average sized people and 13b for short people when she got on it. I guess she knows grades a hell of a lot better than me so I'll go with that.
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pigsteak said on November 18th, 2007
if you want to send this puzzle, go in cold temps...several moves will be made easier by grippy rock.
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mcrib said on November 23rd, 2007
Did anyone sit in a harnass for 6 hours to shoot pics of ray sending or just to get pictures of a famous climber not sending?
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pigsteak said on November 23rd, 2007
come on mcrib...why so ungrateful. artsay belayed his fat ass in freezing cold many times out there..and beleive it or not, there actually is some raw footage of ray working the route the weekend before his send. we are equal opportunity haters, ya know. can we post video here? I'll link it to Ray.
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goodguy said on June 8th, 2008
Got on this last Saturday and there were 2 of the biggest copperheads I have ever seen right behing the belay and in the cave to the left. Watch out! Oh, and how the hell are you supposed to clip the second bolt?
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SCIN said on June 9th, 2008
I'm pretty sure I clipped the 2nd bolt off of the dong hold.
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pigsteak said on June 9th, 2008
yeah, off the dong....grab it with an over hand grip, pinky next to the wall.
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goodguy said on June 9th, 2008
Cool, I just hope I don't break the Dong.
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pigsteak said on June 9th, 2008
the right amount of pressure when handling the dong is paramount. squeeze gently, but hang on as a reverse grip will be needed as well.