The "start" of the crag

This route is located in the Muir Valley at Shawnee Shelter

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Kya 5.13a (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Andrew Wheatley in 2009
Length: 90ft
Bolts: 10 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Climb through continuous bouldery moves until you can grab a shake, bust through a few more hard moves and enjoy the difficult but amazing finish.
Moves: Bouldery
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry:
Owner: Muir Valley
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5.13a (4 votes)

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Andrew said on October 29th, 2009
I am only leaving the draws on this for a short bit to encourage traffic. Climbs great. I am not 100% sure on the grade. Not height dependent, because I know you are all wondering.
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pumpout2004 said on October 30th, 2009
climbed this with andrew couple months ago. Super cool movement with some intense crimping on the bottom, followed by a crazy move unlike anything i've done before, and finishing with some awesome surf-esq pumpy jug hauling. I agree with the 13a grade.
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ray said on September 27th, 2010
Spectacular! Aggro moves! Gotta really want it or you'll fall short. Don't pass this route up. Nice work Andrew. I guess you do have some endurance.
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Anonymous said on June 5th, 2011
upper end 13a for sure, especially for muir
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Anonymous said on November 23rd, 2012
That upper crux is HARD. Couldn't even pull the move. Climbing up to it is five star fun
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Anonymous said on March 25th, 2016
This route looks super fun. What would you grade the crux at the end on a bouldering scale? And the moves on the way? Like sustained V5 climbing? Im curious because I'm not trying to leave a bail draw, low money and all that.
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Anonymous said on March 26th, 2016
Try leaving just a biner instead, you might save a lot of money that way
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Anonymous said on March 26th, 2016
Or just pull up a stick clip like every other wanker in the Red
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Andrew said on March 27th, 2016
hardest move is probably v5
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Anonymous said on May 20th, 2019
This weekend I cleaned off all the MANY spider webs from this gem. Now is a great time to jump on it before it gets dirty again.