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Cheap Lipstick 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Dave Kennedy
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Submitted By: susan peplow on Jan 2, 2007
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"Cheap Lipstick".
Photo by Blitzo.


This route is described in the Mayr guide as 5.9* - Rock quality is suspect, 1st bolt is ridiculously low and to in my opinion didn't have a single .9 move on it. Saying it's .7 is generous.

It does however have sunny exposure and no approach. Bring a ropebag as the belay is dusty and dirty.


South facing wall - furthest route on the left (while facing the wall) starts in a dirty narrow slot in front of a hook bush. First bolt is 4' from the ground and painted red.

Mayr guide - route 819


6 bolts to ring anchors (which share with "power puff")

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Sonya on "Cheap Lipstick". <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Sonya on "Cheap Lipstick".
Photo by Blitzo.
"Cheap Lipstick". <br />Photo by Blitzo.
"Cheap Lipstick".
Photo by Blitzo.
No smears on cheap lipstick.  Charlie Jones
No smears on cheap lipstick. Charlie Jones
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By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
May 26, 2008
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

I thought this was a fun route and didn't have any issue with the quality of rock. Maybe most of the loose rock is now gone?

By Blitzo
Dec 7, 2009

Stupid me! I have this and Powder Puff backwards.

By Chris Asencio
From: Hesperia, CA
Aug 29, 2011

This climb was fun when I lead to the left of bolts. It seemed more a 5.8 on left side. Right side was much easier, 5.6-5.7