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Western Lady/ California Girls 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c R

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c R [details]
FA: rick fleming 74 ? direct Strand 85
Season: all
Page Views: 1,086
Submitted By: john strand on May 28, 2008

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Description 

Hard slab climbing with a nice fall potential. Just right of Bombardment, work up a seam to the first bolt, step right then back left to the second bolt. (California Girls goes up from here)scoot r along a seam to safety.Really good rock. though the fall from the direct can be long, it is safe.

Location 

If you can find Bombardment yu are all set

Protection 

Not much, a couple of small nuts


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By lee hansche
Administrator
From: goffstown, nh
Oct 7, 2008

after working it out on TR last week i came back for the lead this week... delicate and fun with a side of scary...
By john strand
From: southern colo
Jan 2, 2010

Tuts and I did western Lady at the second bolt he calls down - " you should try straight up" Seemed reasonable and I did it first try. Went down to the car had a beer (maybe 2) and went back up to lead California Girls no falls. Back to the car for several beers !
By Chris Graham
From: Bartlett, NH
Nov 14, 2010

BLew my onsight attempt at this one yesterday and logged in some "air time". I will get it next time, but what a cool line!
By burlap submariner
May 3, 2011

Nice work Grammy!!!
Way to go for it, I peeked @ this last Sunday while climbing bombardment direct and it looks just my style, matty and I should be up this Sunday if you wanna take another run..........run out.
By john strand
From: southern colo
May 9, 2011

You dudes better do the direct finish !!!!
By jim.dangle
Apr 21, 2013

So is Californian Girls the direct route?
By john strand
From: southern colo
Apr 22, 2013

Yes, at the second bolt, take a step left then straight up.perfect stone and very sustained.
By john strand
From: southern colo
Apr 29, 2013

Cali Girls-- 28 years ago today .. damn it 's like yesterday..
By Bev Chandley
Apr 15, 2016

In Fall of 1977 my then boyfriend Rick Fleming completed the first ascent of Western Lady. I had journeyed out west to Washington State to attend college. The fact that Rick named the climb Western Lady honoring me touched my heart then,it still does all these years later! I just thought anyone reading about this climb might find this little history interesting.

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