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Big Juan 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Eric Tipton, Kenn Kenaga & Pat Brennan, August 1999
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jun 26, 2013

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Striking and wide this is the kind of route you will either love or hate. Named for a massive burrito served at Sonora Cantina restaurant in Big Bear Lake.


Left side of the north face.


Gear to 6", 2 bolt anchor

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By roman d
From: Pasadena, CA
Aug 5, 2013

This is a very clean and striking crack. The lower portion seemed way hard if you don't stem. #5 C4 camelot is pretty tipped out in the narrowest part of the crack - next time I would just bring two #6 camelots. Bolts on top for belaying/TR and easy walk off.
Aug 22, 2015

Big Juan is super fun, there are just enough features outside the crack to minimize the offwidthing if you are smart (which I wasn't). Can walk bomber #6 Friend from bottom to top, no need for any other gear if you are willing to walk the #6.
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