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Cleaning Lady

5.10b, Sport, 80 ft,  Avg: 2.8 from 16 votes
FA: Matt Polk, Dan Frame, Sasha Binford (1999)
California > Central Coast > Hwy 33/Ojai > Potrero John

Description

Very nice face climbing on edges and sharp features (the holds have not yet weathered to the rounded, slopey holds of the other routes nearby).

Distinct crux encounter up high--with the bolt at your feet. Sustained from the fifth bolt to the end.

Location

Right of Rubber Man--starts in a right-trending seam.

Protection

7 bolts to 2 bolt anchor

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ryan mattock
calabasas Ca
[Hide Comment] excellent new route! Mar 16, 2009
Matthew Fienup
Ventura, CA
  5.10b
[Hide Comment] This route feels a grade easier than Menage a Trois and at least two grades easier than Rubber Man...5.10a? Jul 28, 2010
andy patterson
Carpinteria, CA
  5.10b
[Hide Comment] I enjoyed this even more than Rubber Man. Surprisingly sustained climbing up high! Also a little bit longer than Rubber Man. Feb 17, 2013
DavidJr
Ventura, CA
  5.11b/c
[Hide Comment] I'm open to the possibility that I missed some beta on this route, but I spent quite a while falling and staring at the wall between bolts 6 and 7, and I do not think the boltline still goes at 5.10- or 5.10b. I'm thinking 5.11something. 11b? It's a combo of thin or slopey hands and mossy bad feet. It looks like alot of rock has come off this area recently, so maybe that's where the 5.10 feet went to. If so, there is a new crux and it is not well protected, but at least the fall is pretty clean. The climbing down low was really fun. Please set me straight if I'm way off here. Nov 17, 2014
Jon Hartmann
Ojai, CA
 
[Hide Comment] Nope, it definitely 5.10. Just tricky. Nov 17, 2014