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Maid Marian 

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

   
Type:  Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Alan Nelson
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Submitted By: Quinn Stevens on Jan 1, 2001

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Description 

In my opinion, a dumb route. You can virtually step off the climb for the first 3/4 of the way on the right, ascending slope.

Protection 

Standard sport rack. 6 bolts to a two bolt anchor. Shares the anchors with Little John's Big Stick.


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By Aron Quiter
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From: Oakland, CA
Sep 6, 2002

Maid Marian is a dumb route. And it's loose. And there's friggin spiderwebs everywhere on the route. And it's not even a good warmup, one move is MAYBE 5.8, I don't buy a 5.9 rating.
By Russell Oakley
Oct 6, 2002

This route is an absolute waste. It has nice hangers, though.

I suggest that the hangers be removed from this route and put on Little john's Big Stick, a mere three feet to the left, replacing the kinda old- looking cold shuts...
By Bill Zabaronick
May 9, 2005
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I thought that this route was pleasant, comfortable for the grade. I believe that the more experienced climbers tend to forget how easy nines actually are, hence the bomb ratings.
By Russell Oakley
May 10, 2005

"Comfortable for the grade" = maybe, 5.7+?

IMO, 5.9 is hard. Boulder Canyon grades are soft.
By AOSR
From: Wherever we park!
Jul 8, 2009

I think the hangers on this route could be put to a better use... like bolting the approach to highwire in CCC (it's got to be at least a 4.10-)

jeeze.
By keith story
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 4, 2011

Meh. Not worth it. Go to Prince and the Pauper.
By Andrew Locke
From: Louisville, CO
Jun 7, 2014
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Pretty silly route. If there is a 5.9 line on here, I couldn't find it. It's ledgy and not really sustained at all, so some of the falls could be less than ideal. I don't think I've ever given a bomb, but this route really doesn't even deserve a star.