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Space Junk

This route is located in the Southern Region at Solar Collector and Gold Coast

Brouwer Power


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Yakuza 5.9 (Trad) ***

First Ascent: Barry Brolley
Length: 90ft
Gear: All sizes (report bad anchors)

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This is the obvious overhanging left-facing dihedral at the rightmost end of the main wall just past the bolted lines.
Moves: Hands
Descent: Rap from tree
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: RRGCC
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Submitted by: strawmyers
Date: Dec 8th, 2019

Submitted by: strawmyers
Date: Dec 8th, 2019

Submitted by: rjackson
Date: Jan 10th, 2013

Submitted by: rjackson
Date: Dec 29th, 2011

Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 18th, 2005

Comments

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Anonymous said on May 8th, 2003
FA Barry Broley
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Jerry Bargo said on November 17th, 2004
I liked this route as much as Broken Chicken Wing.
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Anonymous said on February 25th, 2005
Isn't this route named "I Won't Be Owned"?
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makisupa said on February 25th, 2005
"Broley" should be "Brolley." Although Barry would never say anything....
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Ascentionist said on March 28th, 2005
'Isn't this route named "I Won't Be Owned"?' Yakuza is a William Gibson reference, as is Mona Lisa Overdrive
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kneebar said on May 16th, 2005
Could use a bolted anchor at the top, the rap tree is dead and rotting. Nice climb!
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Jonathan said on September 22nd, 2005
When did Barry do this route, because Joe and I went up it in Jan '03 and I didn't see any signs of anyone having been on it? Just curious not instigating.
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Artsay said on November 20th, 2005
Solar Collector was an established crag when I moved to Lexington in 2000. I don't know for sure but my guess is it was done before 2003.
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goodguy said on February 28th, 2006
It has bolted anchors now.
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Caspian said on March 2nd, 2006
Thanks for hooking it up goodguy.
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Paul3eb said on November 5th, 2006
pretty fun.. little adventuresome but, despite how bad the rock might look, nothing broke or crumbled at all.. and the anchors are definitely appreciated. thanks goodguy..
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Wolf said on October 18th, 2008
Fun and adventurous.
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ahab said on December 15th, 2008
pretty cool route and easier than it looks. love the way the wall appears to be sliding past the main solar collector wall.
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Anonymous said on September 6th, 2011
interesting climbing and very casual for 5.9
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rjackson said on December 19th, 2011
So much fun! I didn't think that any hueco was harder than any other. Bring a couple of big pieces or be prepared to run it out in a couple of spots.
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pigsteak said on December 20th, 2011
climbing trad at this stellar sport cliff rjackson? what is the world coming to?
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pigsteak said on January 8th, 2013
ok, I take it back mr. jackson..that was a fun romp.
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cottonej said on October 20th, 2019
This is much much easier than it looks; 7 maybe 8.
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Mdjagg said on January 9th, 2020
The anchors have 1/4" chain. Not the most inspiring. I'm going to change the whole setup next time I'm out there, so long as no one has objections. If it's your gear, let me know and I'll get the scraps back to you.
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Cromper said on January 9th, 2020
If you don’t announce it did it ever really happen?
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Anonymous said on January 10th, 2020
Do you mind mailing me the chain back? Ill PM you.