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The Guillotine 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Louie Anderson (1997)
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Submitted By: Benjamin Chapman on Dec 12, 2009

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Ben on the Guillotine

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Starts up the left facing corner, clipping the bolts on the left wall. Once you reach the flake follow it up and left to Geezer's anchors.


The right most route on the wall. Climb the left facing corner below the right side of the wide flake.


8 bolts to shared 2 open shuts.

Photos of The Guillotine Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Matt B cleans up the flake and goes north to the a...
Matt B cleans up the flake and goes north to the a...
Rock Climbing Photo: On the flake.
On the flake.
Rock Climbing Photo: Here is Brooke looking for the footholds.
Here is Brooke looking for the footholds.
Rock Climbing Photo: Leading Guillotine
Leading Guillotine
Rock Climbing Photo: Ryan B ....solid on the flake
Ryan B ....solid on the flake

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By Bidimpata-Kerim Tshimanga
From: Isla Vista, California
Mar 25, 2013
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Super fun route, though 10b feels like a little much. Once you get up the guillotine itself, it is one MASSIVE undercling most of the way up. Feet might be a little delicate but I think this route is more like 9+ or 10a. Again though, suuuuper fun route.
By Jamie Umbras
From: Los Angeles
Feb 24, 2014

Great route, area classic for sure. 10a/b seems like a fair grade. Not to be missed.
By Wei-Li
From: Los Angeles, CA
Sep 7, 2015

The anchors on this route are worn, one has rope wear almost half way through and the other, maybe about one-third of the way through.

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