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Prehistoric Extermination

This route is located in the Muir Valley at Land Before Time Wall

Watering Hole

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Ryanosaurus 5.9 (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Ryan Jones in 2010
Length: 55ft
Bolts: 5 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Start on the large block. Mantle onto a sloping ledge then get your feet up to pull over the roof. Climb jugs to the top.
Equipped by Isaac Heacock
Moves: unknown
Descent: Bolted anchors
Stays Dry:
Owner: Muir Valley

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Submitted by: tunedvwgti
Date: Apr 11th, 2017

Submitted by: returntosender
Date: Oct 16th, 2012


channes said on November 2nd, 2010
Best climb on the new wall, super fun straight forward mini roof. Both of my children pulled it differently and both thought it was great.
louisville_climber said on November 17th, 2010
rope drag is helped by extending the 5th bolt with a sling
Rollo said on January 1st, 2011
This thing is 55 feet tall about like I'm 10 inches long.
Josephine said on June 19th, 2011
The last bolt does need a long sling to prevent rope drag if someone were to TR it.
nik said on May 8th, 2012
this is my favorite route on the wall. some unique roof-esque moves for the grade.
lena_chita said on August 7th, 2012
I agree, the best one on the wall for sure.
stime187 said on November 11th, 2013
This is a great route. Love the roof move. My favorite climb on the wall.
KhaoticKlimber said on October 9th, 2016
One of the funnest routes I've ever climbed. Pulling the roof is an awesome adrenaline rush on lead. Great reachy move to grab a great hold beside the bolt after pulling the roof.
Anonymous said on January 12th, 2021
Don't understand the placement of the last bolt. Would've made much more sense placed to the right in a plumb line with the anchors and would clip just as easily. As it is, extend it or clean it on your way down if your peeps plan to TR.