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Buissonier T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Junior T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Mama Woolsey T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Papa Woolsey T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Pete's Handful T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Wonderful World Of Art, The T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: Mark and Beverly Powell, 1965
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Shared By: C Miller on Jun 20, 2002
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Interesting and delicate climbing that's the perfect compliment to Papa Woolsey with all of it's bolts. The hardest moves are at or near protection but it is a little runout. Two stars out of five.


Just right of Papa Woolsey.


Gear to 3" including wires.


Richard Shore
Richard Shore  
Not sure it warrants an R-rating with the right piece of gear (#0 tcu) placed up in the back of an old pin scar just before the crux. This will be just below your feet when making the crux move. It seemed like it would require way more effort to cinch the old stud from a tenuous stance than to simply make the move up to the good bolt, but YMMV. Good fun route. Dec 6, 2011
ShaunG Gregg
ShaunG Gregg   SF, CA
Don't fall before the first bolt. That's it. Nov 26, 2009
tony grice
  5.9 R
tony grice  
  5.9 R
Fun route, tick it if you like a little spice or TR it if you don't. Feb 13, 2006
  5.9+ R
  5.9+ R
This route was actually first done in 1965 (not 1972) by Mark and Beverly Powell. Route was named for Beverly's Mom (Betty Woolsey) who was camping with the Powells that weekend. Feb 20, 2004
Newport Beach
Donno   Newport Beach
Feels like 5.9 to me. Feb 20, 2004
C Miller
C Miller   CA  
Another name for this route was "Effigy", which gives some insight into the route name "Effigy Too". Nov 7, 2003
M. Morley
Sacramento, CA
M. Morley   Sacramento, CA  
For some small degree of security, you can cinch up the wire of a smaller size nut around a downward sloping old rivet right at the crux. Heads up: A fall here has very high ground fall potential. Jun 20, 2002