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Page Type: Route

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 36.61440°N / 118.8036°W

Object Title: Sparkler

Route Type: Lead

Time Required: Less than two hours

Difficulty: 5.9+

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Page By: Dave Daly

Created/Edited: Dec 20, 2002 / Dec 20, 2002

Object ID: 157520

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Use the climbers trail (as discussed in the 'Getting There' section of Little Baldy) and skirt the base of Little Baldy by heading southeast. Pass a small rock buttress along side LB and back down till the toe of the rock face is reached (southern side). 'Sparkler' begins at the toe and follows a line of bolts via a water streak (1 pitch, 150').

Route Description

Start by frictioning up moderate slab to the 1st bolt (20 feet) and aim straight up for the water streak. Pass to the left of a small overlap and gain the second bolt directly above. Follow the water streak until a small ledge is reached (3rd bolt). Pass back over into the water streak and head back right to the 4th bolt. At this point, the route steepens to "slippery 5.9". Follow the streak for the remaining part of the climb, passing two more bolts before reaching a 2-bolt belay anchor (150'). Two ropes are recommended for the rappel.

Essential Gear

(6) QD's.
Pro: small to 1/2"

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