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kirkiboi


Aug 9, 2009, 9:32 AM
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Mid-Life Crisis
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Im not sure if this is the correct section for this question and sorry if it is not but....
The other day I made a trip over to Royal Arches in search of Mid-Life Crisis(10a). In the Don Reid Yosemite Guide book it gives it 2 out of 3 stars and says it is not runout and does not say anything about bring gear (other than draws). I think I found out where it starts but there were no bolts around and when I looked online I saw a picture of someone on the "runout first pitch" and they had indeed places some pro underneath a small flake. Does anyone have any info about this climb? Were any bolts chopped? Where this thing actually starts?

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csproul


Aug 10, 2009, 5:30 AM
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Not done the route, but here is the page in the route database that answers some of your questions:
http://www.rockclimbing.com/...fe_Crisis_65216.html


clintcummins


Aug 12, 2009, 2:31 AM
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This is where the first pitch starts. It goes up this curving flake, then steps out right to the first bolt. I would bring a couple of cams for the flake.

No bolts have been chopped on this route that I know of. People do not normally place bolts next to protectable cracks in Yosemite. Guidebooks may be incomplete about listing needed gear.


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everio67


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my friends Mike Everio , Alison Sharman ,Christopher Freville are in this field from 10th November 2002 , they have experienced in Nepal and Pakistan , i think its risky game but , this is a real life , what do you think ?


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