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This route is located in the Southern Region at Drive-By Crag

Junior's Gesture

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Return to Sender 5.10c (Sport) **

First Ascent: Kipp Trummel in 2011
Length: 65ft
Bolts: 8 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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15 feet right of Giblets. Use advanced stick clipping skills to nab the first bolt. Climb up to the roof and tread lightly on the gigantic mud blob to pull onto the face. Enjoy a long ride of high stepping and slot sloping to a great view from the chains.
Moves: Slab
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: RRGCC

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2.4 stars (20 votes)
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5.10d (26 votes)

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Submitted by: Jeff
Date: Dec 6th, 2011


Jeff said on December 7th, 2011
At first I was cursing, then it turned to enjoyment. Unique moves.
pawilkes said on May 18th, 2012
Nice route. The first bolt is a pain to stick clip because of the bulge in front of it. Its pretty sustained for the first 3 or 4 bolts.
dustonian said on February 10th, 2013
In dire need of a lower first bolt. Cool slopers!
Rx2Climb said on October 31st, 2014
My partner took a 10-15 ft fall of the ledge trying to stick clip the first bolt. IMHO the route wasn't much fun and wasn't worth the hassle of stick clipping the first bolt. I would much rather climb one of the other excellent routes at Drive-By.
Chiyram said on January 13th, 2020
I didn't have too much trouble stick clipping the 1st bolt luckily. Definitely needs a lower bolt to make it doable from the ground. The climbing was awesome though. Can't believe this only get's 2 stars, but most people at the red hate slab. No move on this thing is harder than V1 if you commit to trusting your feet... if not, go climb Whip Stocking.