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Quick Sand 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 25'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Marc Hansen & Marius vanderMerwe
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Marius vanderMerwe on Apr 25, 2011
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Description 

Mini-route with good holds and interesting features.

Note: There are two pretty cacti right next to the two top anchor bolts. It is easy to avoid getting poked by setting up your top sliding X sling anchor first before leading the route. This way climbers and cacti can coexist in peace.


Location 

On the near cliff band. The route to the left of Fancy Pants (5.10d) and right of Ten-legged Interspecies Cha-cha (5.7).


Protection 

Two bolts to a 2 bolt anchor.



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By Drew Allred
Jul 30, 2011

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Quicksand


Fun climb, Great for beginners. I took a bunch of first time climbers top roping on this wall and they loved it. Two cactus at the very top make it seem a little ominous.

You're standing on sand and 10-15 feet from the river.

By Marius vanderMerwe
From: Saint George, UT
Mar 23, 2014

Someone decided to remove the two pretty cacti that were next to the two anchor bolts for this route. This makes me sad. With just a little care it was easy to set up the anchor without getting poked by the thorns. So much for minimal impact climbing I guess.