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Mighty Quinn

5.10c, Sport, 50 ft,  Avg: 2.9 from 73 votes
FA: Graham Doe and Brent Webster, 1994
California > San Bernardino… > Big Bear Lake Area > Big Bear North > Holcomb Valley… > Central Pinnacles > Motherlode Rock > Motherlode Rock - West Face

Description

In my opinion one of the best 5.10s at HVP. An excellent athletic exercise on steep rock with good flakes. There's a tricky little bit at about half-height, but save some strength for the crux finishing moves.

Location

Middle of the face of the left formation and between Long Arm of The Law and Stake Your Claim.

Protection

Being an early route a tad more runout than usual; 5 bolts, sport anchor.

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chalk up and power up past the anchors to a glory jug!
[Hide Photo] chalk up and power up past the anchors to a glory jug!
A girl named Jenny on Mighty Quinn (5.10c)
[Hide Photo] A girl named Jenny on Mighty Quinn (5.10c)
Lena clips the anchors from the LOW hold... just one way to finish the route.
[Hide Photo] Lena clips the anchors from the LOW hold... just one way to finish the route.
Motherlode Rock - West Face (left side)
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Finishing moves on Mighty Quinn.
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Lena works up to the final crux on Mighty Quinn (10c)
[Hide Photo] Lena works up to the final crux on Mighty Quinn (10c)
Joanne on Mighty Quinn... a few moves before the first crux...
[Hide Photo] Joanne on Mighty Quinn... a few moves before the first crux...
Joanne cruises through the runout section to the second bolt on Mighty Quinn 10c
[Hide Photo] Joanne cruises through the runout section to the second bolt on Mighty Quinn 10c
JJ on Mighty Quinn (5.10c), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
[Hide Photo] JJ on Mighty Quinn (5.10c), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles

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Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
  5.10c
[Hide Comment] When I climbed this in the mid 90's I seem to remember it being called "Bucket Loader" - any history on this Chris M? Jul 4, 2009
C Miller
CA
  5.10c
[Hide Comment] Bucket Loader was the name given in the Oso Grande guidebook due to the name and FA being unknown at the time.

Clipping the anchors off the hidden jug behind the anchors is around 5.10c but clipping the anchors from below without actually going over the bulge is more like 5.10a. Jul 5, 2009
[Hide Comment] Entirely agree the crux of this climb is getting yours hands over the lip to clip the anchors. Aug 9, 2010
Lluis Penalver-Aguila
Cambridge, Massachusetts
 
[Hide Comment] The jug above the anchors is a blind hold for shorter climbers. Use the side pull to the right of the anchors as an intermediary before going up for the jug. Aug 22, 2010
[Hide Comment] Agree that its one of the better 10's at HVP. Hard to onsite if you dont know about the blind jug above the anchors. I didnt see it after peeking over 4 times and im 6'1". Jul 14, 2013
johnnydanger
California
  5.10c
[Hide Comment] Awesome climb for the area. Solid for the grade, especially clipping the anchors. Would be a classic, but the rock quality isn't the best. A must-do for the area. Oct 7, 2013
[Hide Comment] Fun, moderate climbing with good rests. Sep 8, 2015