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This route is located in the Gray's Branch Region at Military Wall

The Legend

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Mule 5.12c (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Porter Jarrard, Doug Reed in 1990
Length: 90ft
Bolts: 8 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This route begins about 30 feet to the left of the overhanging face on which Reliquary is located. It begins in sort of a dihedral. Climb the dihedral to gain the face then travel through a couple of cruxes to the anchors.
Moves: Crimps or Edges
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: NFS

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4.52 stars (54 votes)
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5.12c (37 votes)

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Date: Oct 8th, 2018

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Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 18th, 2005


Anonymous said on September 7th, 2003
only players get on this rote
Anonymous said on September 7th, 2003
i like the sandy crimps at the crux they beg for a **** route
peterbonamici said on June 11th, 2004
does this route go past the roof?
Wes said on July 24th, 2005
Very cool route. Great moves on OK rock. Needs new bolts, it is on the team suck list.
Sunshine said on October 7th, 2005
It has new bolts and more importantly, a new anchor. The old anchor was in the worst work I have seen.
Paul3eb said on October 2nd, 2006
the new bolts were seeing plenty of use today. didn't get on it but just wanted you to know people were definitely appreciating the new hardware. thanks wes and sunshine (shine on)
RachelEatsAvocados said on December 7th, 2006
i think this roooot is AMAZING. The best .12 at Military. (i realize that most people dont agree... do dont flame me for being psyched about a route)
chriss said on May 23rd, 2007
Really nice route! Five star climbing on 3 star rock. Next time your waiting in line at the 12 wall jump on the mule.
ashtray said on December 23rd, 2007
five stars. awesome. last 40 feet is really kickin. rock has cleaned up bunches in the last 15 or so years, and it is now worth doing.
Anonymous said on December 24th, 2007
ppl have definitely been very psyched on this route recently. i'll have to get on it soon. it's kinda the new old-school route that everyone's heard of but hasn't been on but is now deciding to get on.
woman said on October 20th, 2008
love this route! why on earth is no one ever on it?
der uber said on November 9th, 2008
What a journey. Route was in good shape, no webs this time. Get on this route. The easier first half is as enjoyable as the more challenging finish.
mike_anderson said on November 8th, 2009
Great route, this and Reliquary should be the same grade...12c.
One-Fall said on April 18th, 2010
Military's best kept secret? The juggy middle section is about as good as climbing gets.
symardila said on September 8th, 2010
wonderful route, agree in that I've never seen anybody on it and still is a 5 star route
Nick said on September 14th, 2010
Super cool conglomerate slopers on the headwall!
Anonymous said on February 8th, 2016
Turns up after the first roof and stays with you til the end after. Cool sequences
vertical1 said on June 26th, 2016
Possibly the best 12 at Military. Great route.