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The Old Woman - West Face
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Double Start 
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Route 499 
Sexy Grandma 

Double Start 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Dick Webster and Woody Stark, Feb. 1967
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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Jul 7, 2006
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Description 

A nice chimney with fair protection. It gets its name from the fact that you climb a short chimney/flake on the left, then traverse right into the upper half of the more obvious chimney. Rappel off from the top.


Location 

This route is on the southwest face of Old Woman. It is the first major crack system to the right of Double Cross.


Protection 

Gear to 4 inches.



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By M.Morley
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From: Sacramento, CA
Jan 5, 2009

Descend by rapping either Double Cross or Sexy Grandma.

By Kyle Wills
From: San Diego CA
Nov 25, 2009

Also, if you plan on knocking out some climbs on the east face, you can scramble easily over to the Toe Jam/bearded cabbage anchors directly across on the opposite side and rap from them.

By yosenhuttle
Mar 15, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

Tricky move out of the chute at the beginning of the climb... 1st time I've ever used an elbow jam