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This route is located in the Natural Bridge Region at Torrent Falls - LIMITED ACCESS


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Bandolier 5.11a (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Porter Jarrard, Jeff Moll in 1993
Length: 70ft
Bolts: 7 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This bolted line begins just to the left of Wadcutter. Climb pumpy holds to a flake at the finish.
Moves: Crimps or Edges
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: Torrent Falls
long (1) pumpy (1) fun (1) juggy (1)
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Submitted by: annmaroo
Date: Jul 23rd, 2014

Submitted by: Anonymous
Date: Jul 13th, 2010

Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 18th, 2005


ender_xx said on July 19th, 2004
Damn it feels good to wrap your hands around that flake
Anonymous said on October 26th, 2004
Whoa. I had to clean it up for two friends that couldnt do it, another from Wyoming had a go at it and advanced it two clips, but, whoa. It feels damn good to get those chains clipped. The last bolt is missing. I say "when in doubt, run it out!" john:: refracted @ graffiti . net
Paul3eb said on May 4th, 2005
not the most straight foward route around.. definitely fun and the most unique route on the wall. solid at the grade..
krabikrabi said on September 18th, 2005
It's immediately apparent that at Muir Valley, where we were last weekend, ratings are on the soft side: at Muir Valley it would not be surprising to see this route go at 11c.
whatahutch said on April 24th, 2010
Sometimes you check the comments for a little bit of beta. And most times you figure something out. Tough clip here, ground fall is you blow this, trick move at the top. Anything. But no, not for this girl. She is all mysterious and no one wants to talk about taking her for a spin on the dance floor. I guess a good onsight comes without prior knowledge anyway.
Rollo said on October 3rd, 2010
...and it would be a good onsight for an 11 climber... sequence in the middle and a few holds hidden in plain view!
swj said on November 6th, 2011
The flake at the top is like dessert after a good meal, such a satisfying route.
Anonymous said on May 17th, 2017
Updated to SS Glue-ins 5/16/2017.
Anonymous said on May 17th, 2017
Hope the Bob paid you for your services on private land...
Anonymous said on May 18th, 2017
Given Bob's enormous contributions to the climbing community in the Red, I'd say Bob doesn't owe me or anyone else jack shit. Just happy to preserve a climbing classic. Hopefully one day you can contribute to the community too, instead of just being a whiny little bitch.
climbhigh said on May 19th, 2017
Bob Sucks, thats all thats needed to be said.
MikeWilkinson said on June 4th, 2018
Such a great route for the grade. A few big moves off underclings, with two rests along the way as the gently overhanging wall slowly builds the pump. Stays dry in the rain.
Anonymous said on June 4th, 2018
thanks, no one realized any of this about Bandolier the last 25 yrs until you just pointed it out.
Anonymous said on June 5th, 2018
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ray said on June 6th, 2018
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Ray, I don't care what everyone says about you, you're a good guy.
Anonymous said on June 6th, 2018
Trolls don't care about this site, or that you pay to maintain it. They care only about themselves. For my part, I really appreciate your work Ray. I use the site all the time! (And buy your guidebooks)
Anonymous said on June 6th, 2018
that's got to be a troll, no one could be that self righteously simpleminded.
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Anonymous said on June 10th, 2018
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lil_reggie said on August 5th, 2018