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California Stars 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 25'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Luke Childers, 2003-04
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Submitted By: Matthew Seymour on May 5, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Luke Childers making the F.A. of "California ...


Climb up moves utilizing some pockets. It is short.


This route is one of several nice routes in the alcove area of the pool wall in Ouray. It is a friendly place to climb with closely spaced bolts. Park in the upper lot for the pool in town. Cross the road and head up the obvious wash. You pass an old no trespassing sign, access is currently allowed, continue up the wash and you will be in the alcove.

California Stars is just right of Keep On Keepin' On on the right wall of the scree filled wash.



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By Luke Childers
Jun 20, 2009

I bolted this line in 2003-2004. It was called "California Stars."

Luke Childers
By Bradley Potter
From: Durango, Colorado
Jun 4, 2012

Short and to the point, but a blast and worth it.
By Andy B
Jun 22, 2014

The rock is so very featured that's it's difficult to see what to pull on for the onsight.
By infiniteforests
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Aug 9, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Some really nice moves and fairly sustained despite being so short. It's well bolted and makes a great introduction to the grade.

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