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Tomthievery (aka The Sultan Returns)

This route is located in the Muir Valley at Bruisebrothers Wall

The Bee's Business

4 votes

Stay Off the Radio Jeff! 5.9+ (Sport) **

First Ascent: Chad Maurer, Mark Ryan, Jeff Colombo in 2011
Length: 50ft
Bolts: 6 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This route is 15ft to the right of Tomthievery. Start and finish on the slab and negotiate the daunting roof in the middle.
Moves: unknown
Descent: unknown
Stays Dry:
Owner: Muir Valley

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Submitted by: OMP
Date: Sep 23rd, 2017

Submitted by: Daeris
Date: Jul 7th, 2014


Rollo said on November 26th, 2011
The crux is not the roof navigation... It's the bulge after it. Good thing there's a nice ledge to stand and look at a while, feel every hold once or twice, back down once or twice, then sack up.
Cromper said on December 6th, 2011
Worthy addition, trundled a bunch of rock out of the anchor ledge today. Should be more safe now.
Josephine said on January 1st, 2012
Roll is right on. Fun route once I committed to making the move.
lena_chita said on May 7th, 2012
The bulge sequence was trickier than I expected on a 5.9, probably harder for vertically-challenged. Fun to do anyway.
DrRockso said on July 30th, 2012
I took the route straight up from the ledge instead of going out onto the bulge. I would say this variation is about 10a. Fun route.
Anonymous said on August 11th, 2012
Did this route at the end of July. Between the roof and the first slab moves above it definitely felt closer to .10a
dustonian said on January 30th, 2013
nice work on the glue-ins! fun climbing.
anticlmber said on May 17th, 2013
pretty neat and unique movement on this route
stime187 said on November 17th, 2013
Fun climb! Definitely felt more like a .10a to me though.
BostonHammock said on May 25th, 2016
Grade is correct IMO. 5.9+. The buldge move is tricky, but not really a 10 move.