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Too Much Beef and Not Enough Meat 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Pat and Azenda Thompson, Rick Thompson, 2001
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Submitted By: Kreighton Bieger on Mar 17, 2002

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Description 

This route is between Oscar de la Cholla and Puff Daddy. It forms the buttress to the right of Oscar de la Cholla, and is identified by an easy start on blocky terrain to gain a beautiful slab. Ascend the slab with crimps and pockets to the bottom of a lieback flake and lieback past a few bolts to the anchors. It looks harder than it is.

This has great climbing and is better, IMO, than Oscar de la Cholla.


Protection 

8 bolts.



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Too Much Beef and Not Enough Meat.  Climb a slab, face, and right-facing flake to the anchors.
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By Old Fart aka Dave Bohn
May 4, 2002

Great short route. If not for the broken pillar at the start I would give it 3 stars. Perfect stone and great position leads up to the pure "power layback" at the finish.

By Larry Shaw
Jul 18, 2004
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Better climbing at the top than Cholla...sweet lieback.

By Michael Wheat
Jan 28, 2008

Climbed this route day before yesterday. Noticed there were two sets of anchors at the top of the route. The set of anchors to the right are placed above a bunch of huge loose rocks that seem like they could be easily dislodged if you step on them. I managed to clean most of the extremely loose stuff off, but there are a couple of potential belayer / crag dog / bystander killers looming. Be careful.

By Ben Cassedy
From: Denver, CO
Nov 21, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Agree that this one was better, or least more fun, than Oscar.

By Jessica Pemble
From: Yosemite, CA
Jan 22, 2012

Great lieback! Fun moves!