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Leaving Las Vegas 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b

   
Type: Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ British: E2 5b [details]
FA: (TR) Bob Gaines, Dec., 2007, First Lead: Todd Gordon & Frank Bentwood, Aug., 2009
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Bob Gaines on Dec 17, 2007
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Climb the face between Tarawassie Wiggle and Plain But Good Hearted. More sustained than Tarawassie Wiggle with a string of novel moves.


Protection 

5 bolts, pro to 1 inch. 2 bolt anchor.



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By Joe Brophy
From: San Diego
Mar 16, 2010

A fun climb but still a bit loose. Took a fall around 3rd bolt when a hold broke off. That area is a little grainy.

By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
Mar 31, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

Fun route. And a notch easier than Sweat Band. Very well protected.

By kennoyce
From: Layton, UT
Nov 20, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

Fun route, pretty easy for the grade, but good nonetheless. It is now feeling pretty clean especially for the area.

By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Dec 4, 2011

After scrambling to the first bolt on easy ground the route is engaging and definitely has your attention. Somewhat of a squeeze job but you don't really use any of the crack or holds from it's neighbor to the left. The upper 1/3 gets your attention and has some thought provoking moves. A nice addition to the area, nice line and fun climbing. Thanks guys!

By C Miller
Administrator
Feb 13, 2012
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b

Easy climbing up to the break where a good 0.75" or 1" cam can be placed in a horizontal just down and left from the first bolt. Once on the wall proper the climbing is well-protected with a definite crux getting to the 3rd bolt in the lighter colored rock.

Fun climbing but the rock quality is not the best and it seems likely the climb will only get harder as the rock at the crux wears away with more traffic.