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Mighty Quinn 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Graham Doe and Brent Webster, 1994
Season: All year depending upon snow and temps.
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Submitted By: Chris Owen on Dec 3, 2006

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mighty quinn

Description 

In my opinion one of the best 5.10s at HVP. An excellent athletic exercise on steep rock with good flakes. There's a tricky little bit at about half-height, but save some strength for the crux finishing moves.

Location 

Middle of the face of the left formation and between Long Arm of The Law and Stake Your Claim.

Protection 

Being an early route a tad more runout than usual; 5 bolts, sport anchor.


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JJ on Mighty Quinn (5.10c), Holcomb Valley Pinnacl...
JJ on Mighty Quinn (5.10c), Holcomb Valley Pinnacl...
Lena works up to the final crux on Mighty Quinn (1...
Lena works up to the final crux on Mighty Quinn (1...
Motherlode Rock - West Face (left side)
BETA PHOTO: Motherlode Rock - West Face (left side)
Joanne on Mighty Quinn... a few moves before the f...
Joanne on Mighty Quinn... a few moves before the f...
Joanne cruises through the runout section to the s...
Joanne cruises through the runout section to the s...
Lena clips the anchors from the LOW hold... just o...
Lena clips the anchors from the LOW hold... just o...

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By Chris Owen
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From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Jul 4, 2009

When I climbed this in the mid 90's I seem to remember it being called "Bucket Loader" - any history on this Chris M?
By C Miller
Administrator
Jul 5, 2009
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Bucket Loader was the name given in the Oso Grande guidebook due to the name and FA being unknown at the time.

Clipping the anchors off the hidden jug behind the anchors is around 5.10c but clipping the anchors from below without actually going over the bulge is more like 5.10a.
By Kortopates
Aug 9, 2010
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Entirely agree the crux of this climb is getting yours hands over the lip to clip the anchors.
By Lluis Penalver-Aguila
From: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Aug 22, 2010

The jug above the anchors is a blind hold for shorter climbers. Use the side pull to the right of the anchors as an intermediary before going up for the jug.
By Coon
Jul 14, 2013

Agree that its one of the better 10's at HVP. Hard to onsite if you dont know about the blind jug above the anchors. I didnt see it after peeking over 4 times and im 6'1".
By johnnydanger
From: California
Oct 7, 2013
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Awesome climb for the area. Solid for the grade, especially clipping the anchors. Would be a classic, but the rock quality isn't the best. A must-do for the area.