What a Woman
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BETA PHOTO: What a Woman (5.9), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
Start by making committed friction moves; working up and left to a bolt on the small roof above. Crank the roof and rocker up (the crux), passing a horizontal crack (Camelot #2 optional). Continue above, passing three more bolts while climbing a steep friction face with fun slopers and dishes. The finish of the route passes a small roof and on up to a two bolt anchor with chains.
This route is located on the east face of Wilbur's Tombstone, 10 feet left of Pumped Up Woman (5.8).
Optional #2 Camelot
|By Dave Daly|
From: Temecula, CA
Apr 30, 2007
My personal view of the route: it definitely deserves AT LEAST 2-stars for a rating! This route kept me entertained and felt more sustained than the routes to the right (Pumped Up Woman and Rap Bolters Will be Pursecuted). There were no dirty/chossy sections and the crux was more committing than most (with a slight deck potential). Having compared the crux to a host of others with that rating and with what the book rates it, I would have to say it is at least 5.9+.
|By Euan Cameron|
From: Redlands and Mammoth Lakes
May 26, 2008
Fun moves over the crux overlap.
|By Chris Owen|
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Sep 6, 2010
The opening moves are dicey and unprotected, good place to get a twisted ankle. I like the steep slab in the middle section.
|By Brandon Matthes|
May 6, 2013
rating: 5.10- PG13
If you are worried about the big runout between bolt 1 and 2, don't! After the crux at the first bolt you are on a massive ledge that you can easily clip from before continuing the climb.
Me and my buddy both agreed this is a terribly under rated route, that deserves some attention!! ***