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Ezra 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Gould, Agulara, 1994
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Submitted By: Matthew Fienup on Feb 18, 2006
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Description 

A good intro to cobbles--straight-forward and fun. Quite a pretty little piece of rock.

The balancy crux sometimes spits off 5.10 climbers; however, it is so well protected that this is still a great lead even for those not yet comfortable at the grade.




Protection 

4 bolts to bolted top anchor (1/2" wedge bolts) with Mussy Hooks.



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Liza Butler, of Sausalito, Calif.
Liza Butler, of Sausalito, Calif.
<em>Ezra</em> from across the creek.
Ezra from across the creek.
Rachel Main and Laine MacTague, of Santa Paula, enjoy an idyllic day at Wheeler Gorge.  Ezra (5.9)
Rachel Main and Laine MacTague, of Santa Paula, en...
Carlo Rivas on Ezra, Wheeler Gorge.
Carlo Rivas on Ezra, Wheeler Gorge.
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By EnFuego
From: Seal Beach, Ca
Jan 1, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

Seems as tho people have pulled cobbles at convenient locations to make this route easier. But then again, maybe it's a coincedence that these cobbles "fell" or "pulled" out. Please don't chip any holds.

By Khoi
From: Vancouver, BC
Dec 28, 2013

I did this climb in mid April of 2013. IIRC, virtually every hold I used was a cavity where a cobblestone once was.

Was it not like that when this climb was established?

Does any one know for sure?

By Matthew Fienup
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From: Ventura, CA
Dec 30, 2013

There are holes like these all over the walls of the gorge (even where no routes exist). On Ezra specifically, there have been no knew holes in the past 15 years.