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Bourbon Street 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Mark Sprague 3/06
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Submitted By: lee hansche on Nov 2, 2007

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Description 

From the belay ledge at the top of pitch one of The Big Easy (5.7) continue up and left through the notch. Instead of angling over left to the the Sesame Street anchors, continue straight up the right hand line of bolts through a rock scar where the giant flat rock down in the trail below Arugala came from, to a tricky overlap where you must get up on to the final slab using some small and hard to locate holds and interesting footwork. Motor up to an anchor below the white buttress, passing lots of bolts for such an easy finish. (An extra one got placed at a chalk mark by mistake)

I once tried rope soloing this route thinking it was a 5.7 second pitch to The Big Easy. I ended up down climbing to the real 5.7 finish and rapping off. Fun times.


Location 

A second pitch variation to The Big Easy.


Protection 

8 to 10 bolts (ill try to count next time).



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By M Sprague
Administrator
From: New England
Nov 26, 2007

The large fresh rock scar below the overlap is where the huge flake that is now part of the trail below came out of. It used to form a beautiful section of layback crack that was part of the old trad route "Slick", and was gained from the classic traditionally protected corner that leads up and rt off the ledge. Old gear was found behind where the flake fell off which needless to say wasn't too reliable!

If the easy slab above seems a bit overprotected, the reason is, an extra bolt was put in by accident during a blond moment. If I can figure out how to get it out without creating a mess it will eventually be removed.

By lee hansche
Administrator
From: goffstown, nh
Jun 2, 2009

the first half of the pitch is really fun, i dont see why the anchors are all the way at the top cause the good climbing is over after the crux overlap...

By M Sprague
Administrator
From: New England
Jun 3, 2009

..to continue another pitch into the white buttress above

By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Jan 29, 2010
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

FA Mark Sprague 3/06

By Jeffrey LeCours
From: New Hampshire
Jun 13, 2010

The start of this climb is REALLY fun. After two bolts, the pace changes and leads to some nice climbing that differs in style from the routes below. Good, challenging moves over the lip leads to a disappointing finish. I'm excited to finsih up the white buttress next time, climbing up one of the trad lines to the right.