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Western Farm Service 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 35'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Rick Shull and Jim Hammerle, 1989
Season: All year (depending upon snowfall)
Page Views: 856
Submitted By: Rick Shull on Oct 17, 2006

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Description 

Fun, easily protected crack right of Es Muy Bueno. This climb ends at the large block wedged on the ledge.

Location 

Obvious crack right of Es Muy Bueno.

Protection 

Larger nuts and medium cams.


Photos of Western Farm Service Slideshow Add Photo
Barbara Fredette at the start of WFS.
Barbara Fredette at the start of WFS.
Johnson topping out
Johnson topping out

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By Chris D
From: the couch
Sep 1, 2010



Me and Ben on Western Farm Service
By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 10, 2010

Sweet video! And by some random act of fate, that's my friend Taylor belaying for Bye Crackie, and then climbing as I belay. ha ha
By Simon Hatfield
From: Oakland, CA
Apr 26, 2011

Short, insecure, and a death block up top that wants to eat your rope. If you're looking for a trad climb in the area with a similar grade, Psychedelic Sluice is WAY more fun.
By Tristan B
From: La Crescenta, CA
Jul 18, 2011

This route is pretty lame. It's like face climbing with a crack for protection. The crack is pretty shallow so cams are ok in it but there are lots of spots for nuts.
By Chris D
From: the couch
Oct 16, 2011

"This route is pretty lame. It's like face climbing with a crack for protection."

Right, sort of like that other lame climb, "The Line" at Lovers Leap.

This isn't The Line, but I'm just saying, that's no criteria by which to be dismissive of a route's quality. It's a short, tricky, decent route.

I don't know about the "death block." It would take more force than a single climber could provide to dislodge it.
By Colin Schour
From: Big Bear Lake, CA
Apr 30, 2012

Not a big fan. The climb lends itself more towards face climbing than it does working the crack.