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The Stranger

This route is located in the Muir Valley at Bibliothek

Resuscitation of a Hanged Man

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Everything That Rises Must Converge 5.11d (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Josh Thurston, Ron Bateman, Josh LaMar in 2009
Length: 60ft
Bolts: 6 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This route has excellent movement and is a close contender for the best on the wall. Begin just left of The Stranger. Grab high pinches on textured orange rock to start. Pump up through a sequential series of protruding edges and finger pockets while keeping an eye out for the occasional hidden hold.
Moves: Pockets
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Stays dry
Owner: Muir Valley

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3.77 stars (22 votes)
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5.11d (20 votes)

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Submitted by: goodguy
Date: Jul 10th, 2008


redpointron said on June 8th, 2008
as of 06.07.08, this line has been bolted. 6 bolts. sequential and spicy. the name is "Everything That Rises Must Converge". approx. grade 11+, perhaps 12-. closed project.
redpointron said on September 25th, 2008
this is still a closed project. i was recently made aware that the red tag had been removed.
bcombs said on April 24th, 2009
Is this thing open yet? If not, can I poach it? :)
goodguy said on April 30th, 2009
I need to lower the fifth bolt about 18 inches or so. This route should finally be open in a couple of weeks. Probably one of the best on the wall.
DuppyC said on May 1st, 2009
why are closed projects named?
SCIN said on May 1st, 2009
Why wouldn't they be?
pigsteak said on May 2nd, 2009
it's a bit easier than calling them "closed projects" when spraying to friends about the sickest proj to hit the area.
dah-le said on May 26th, 2009
Any update on this one? is it bolted? open? closed?
goodguy said on May 26th, 2009
Im heading down to move the 2 bolts. It will be open by 3PM this Saturday.
goodguy said on May 31st, 2009
OPEN. 11d. Also bolted and opened a new route to the right of this one. "The Stranger" 12a. Enjoy!
ray said on June 15th, 2009
Best route on the wall. Great flow. Thanks for opening it Josh.
512OW said on June 29th, 2009
Slightly easier than its neighbor, both of which are worthy additions.
Brentucky said on September 2nd, 2012
I thought it felt like the hardest and the best on the wall. Nice movement to nice rests the whole way. Still climbable and worth it through a manky, wet start which sadly seems to be a common condition for this route. Pumpy!
lilmannimal1 said on May 6th, 2013
this route nearly ripped out my asshole.
Cromper said on May 6th, 2013
That's gangster.
DrRockso said on March 12th, 2017
Favorite on the wall, really fun!
Sarahbelzile said on November 6th, 2017
Loved the movement on this climb AFTER the first bolt. Could not figure out an 11d way to do the start moves because there is a foot wide swath of slime/mank/goo pouring out underneath the first bolt. Wondering if this is a new development? If it was dry at the start, I would give this five stars.
Anonymous said on November 7th, 2017
It comes and goes. Try it again on a very dry, good dew point today.
iclimegud said on April 9th, 2018
cleaning perma added on 04/08/2018