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Cleaning Lady 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Alan Bartlett, Steve Gerberding, 7/2003
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Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Jan 28, 2007

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Mike getting to know the 'Cleaning Lady'


Enjoyable slab climbing, never too sustained. Its is a good introduction before tackling the more difficult Fall Harvest (5.10b) just to the left.


Rightmost slab climb.


6 bolts, anchors

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By C Miller
Jul 5, 2007
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

The crux is just past the first bolt but the climb stays continuous throughout it's length with interesting moves a little off of the bolts. This is a good warm-up for the other routes on the wall or enjoyable on it's own.
By old5ten
From: Berkeley + Sunny Slopes, CA
Jul 7, 2015
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

fun, sustained.
By kenr
Aug 3, 2015
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Top-Rope: We found the moves to reach the two-bolt top anchor to be less secure than what we wanted to solo, so we climbed up to it on belay from the Ringer top anchor (after climbing either Ringer or Horseshoe Pits on top-rope).

We reached that two-chain anchor for Ringer by scrambing up around the Right (west) side of cliff. The top area is fairly slopy, so be careful of slipping off (and careful not to dislodge loose rocks + dirt).

I felt that the crux about a qusrter way up took thought, but not actually that difficult one you see it. Overall I felt that Ringer had more interesting moves.
By SMarsh
Aug 3, 2015
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

Crux is a traverse from the right side of the bolts (about at the second one) to the left. Seemingly easiest way of executing is height-dependent, but careful balance can substitute for height and stretch.

Whole climb was enjoyable for me, though the crux was difficult for me at 5'2".
By butters
From: Mammoth Lakes, Ca
Aug 5, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Go straight up from the 1st bolt. somewhat thinner moves but its direct and more fun!

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