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Echo Rock - West Face
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Eff Four T 
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Fall from Grace T 
Forbidden Paradise T 
Gone in 60 Seconds T 
Heart and Sole T 
Highway 62 T 
Legolas T 
Love and Rockets T 
Minute Man T 
Quick Draw McGraw T 
Respect The Pouch S 
Stichter Quits T 
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Ten Conversations at Once T 
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Try Again T 

Quick Draw McGraw 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Gary Geraths and Paul Piana, December 1976
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jun 25, 2002

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BETA PHOTO: Echo Rock - West Face Left

Description 

Scramble up through boulders to the base and climb thin friction past three bolts to the left side of the flake ledge with Heart and Sole. Two stars out of five.

Location 

Between April Fools and The Falcon and The Snowman.

Protection 

3 bolts, 2 bolt anchor/rap (all 3/8")


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Rick Graham on Quick Draw Magraw
Rick Graham on Quick Draw Magraw
A good first 5.10 lead.  Fussing at the second bolt.  You need to trust your feet to get past the third.  Photo: Dave Rockwell, climber, John Ely
A good first 5.10 lead. Fussing at the second bol...
The start.
The start.
The crux.
The crux.
Moving past the 1st bolt on Quick Draw McGraw (5.10a), Joshua Tree NP. Photo by Jim Hammerle (November 1986).
Moving past the 1st bolt on Quick Draw McGraw (5.1...
"Quick Draw McGraw". <br />Photo by Blitzo.
BETA PHOTO: "Quick Draw McGraw".
Photo by Blitzo.
Out of the woods.  Go either up and right, or left here to either belay depending on traffic conditions.
Out of the woods. Go either up and right, or left...

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By Joe Brophy
From: San Diego
Nov 19, 2003

I though this was a challenging route with bolts a little spaced to keep you honest. Kinda hard for 10a I thought. Maybe it was just hard/scary because I climbed it in Sept, in the sun with my Boreal Aces!
By David Evans
Dec 1, 2003
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Climbed it yesterday, I am going out on the rating limb and saying 5.10b.
By Kevin Jeffreys
Jan 27, 2004
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Definitely .10a. Great moves up smooth rock!. This is no harder than heart and sole, just a little less edging and more smearing. Probably why it was harder in Sept!
By Locker
From: Yucca Valley, CA
May 11, 2004
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

My so called "Partner" had me lead this yesterday telling me it was a 5.8+. Yeah right! After a few slips and slides on what felt somewhat "Polished" at the start, I gave my shoes a good scrub and made it on up with no problems. Nice, fun, but a bit smooth I assume due to all the climbers through the years. Tan!!! I still owe you...................now it's is TWO!!!
By Adam Stackhouse
Administrator
Apr 16, 2006
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

Good introduction to JTree slabbing. 5.10a/b
By Gregg Olson
From: ca
Oct 4, 2008
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

This was one of my first 5.10 leads. I remember feeling like I had really accomplished something on this one !! Do it in the morning when its in the shade and stay relaxed when clipping those bolts.
A great test for your face climbing skills. Solid 10a.
By Dylan Weldin
From: Austin, Texas
Nov 24, 2011
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

This route has fallen into obscurity. One must now begin the climb by tunneling through a horrible thorn bush to get up to the (high) first bolt. The tree does eliminate the ground fall potential though :)
By Mike Holley
From: Boone, NC
Dec 11, 2012

Fun Route, Fun Slab, Nice protection down low and gear up high. Nothing To write home about, but a fun time killer if your waiting in line and trying to brush up on your J-tree slab!