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Blue Bayou 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Brad Singer and Lee Clark, June 2007
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Submitted By: Bill Olszewski on Jun 23, 2009

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Starting the crux of Blue Bayou.

Photo by Mike Wi...

Description 

Short but sweet. Blue Bayou starts on a block to the right of the gully. Work up to the first clip. The crux is a series of delicate and exposed moves from the first to second bolts. Continue up on larger holds to the anchor, shared with French Quartered. Although short, this climb provides many nice moves at grade and requires some thought. Rappel to descend.

Location 

This is the only bolt line that starts up the north face.

Protection 

3 bolts, bolted anchor


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By C Miller
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Oct 13, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Fun movement and rock on this one but it's marred by the poor bolting - the 2nd bolt is tough to clip from the obvious stance if shorter and the next bolt is less than three feet away to set you up for the contrived runout to the anchors - don't miss the excellent view from the top.