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The "start" of the crag

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


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In the Light 5.10c (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Brian Maslyar in 2002
Length: 55ft
Bolts: 4 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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As you near the cliff from the approach trail, a buttress will appear to the right. Three routes can be found on the short, pocketed, southwestern face of the buttress. This is the first of the three.
Chains are hard to clip if you're short.
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: NFS

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Submitted by: Jeff
Date: Apr 13th, 2010

Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 19th, 2005


Horatio Felacio said on January 22nd, 2003
I get boners every time i imagine climbing such a wonderful route.
Anonymous said on March 3rd, 2003
Very cool route... Gripping finish moves. I'd say this is as much of a must do route as Sunshine and Moonbeam.
RTimm said on April 29th, 2003
I agree, this climb is wonderful, except the end. I had to clip the anchors from a lop-sided softball looking hold a foot to the right of the anchors.
nattyshred said on May 9th, 2003
I was there the day it got bolted and we all marathon climbed it to get alot of rock that was chipping off. I thought the route was okay. Sounds like it is in good shape now. Havent been to military in years
SikMonkey said on May 14th, 2003
I love this route. It's definitely another Terry Kindred classic!
sigs2001 said on October 14th, 2003
did somebody say undercling??? that and sidepulls....proper foot technique will make the finishing move a piece of cake..... (as I learned after taking a wipper off the top!)
dj_ax said on June 4th, 2004
I like this route a lot! Nicely sustained with a super cool finishing sequence. Highly recommended.
rhunt said on June 24th, 2004
"I get boners" have more than one? fun route..much needed!
Meadows said on March 7th, 2005
I love this route and got a nice whipper going to the anchors. What looks good isn't good. ;-)
kek-san said on February 17th, 2006
Sustained and pumpy. Last clip is interesting. Get a good rest below the previous bolt and charge it. Beautiful route.
merrick said on June 2nd, 2006
if you are short keep going and find the jugs above the anchors.
Josephine said on August 19th, 2007
this route was lotsa fun. especially nice on crowded days since it seems to see a lot less traffic.
Josephine said on August 19th, 2007
i take back the less traffic comment - that was meant for "another doug reed route" oops. this one gets plenty of traffic ;-)
Don McGlone said on November 5th, 2007
Fun moves and a cool finish.
keegan540 said on June 20th, 2008
excellent route with a lot of sidepulls
Brentucky said on July 20th, 2008
very nice line. the end sure looked scary from the ground, but i found it to be surprisingly easier than it looked. i thought there was a pretty good anchor clipping hold down below too, but i often suck and use bad clipping technique so i was probably pulling too hard or something.
Dman said on January 10th, 2009
cool ass route