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Routes in Katrina Wall

Big Easy, The TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Blue Bayou S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Bourbon Street S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
French Quartered S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mardi Gras S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
When the Levee Breaks S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Chris Miller & Lisa Guindon, 2005
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Shared By: Bill Olszewski on Jun 23, 2009
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Starts about five feet right of When the Levee Breaks. Work up and right to a bulge. Pull the crux on solid holds and continue up and right. Near the top of a right-slanting crack head straight up through a secondary crux to reach the anchor. While Bourbon Street feels a little easy for the grade, it incorporates a variety of technique; this one is fun all the way to the top! Rappel to descend.


East face, center bolt line


6 bolts, bolted anchor


Phil Esra  
Fun! One of the best few 5.9s at HVP. From the ground it looks like a steep crux at 3rd bolt then a cruise to the top, but it is surprisingly sustained (but not enduro) from #3 onward. Still maybe a little softer than average for HVP 5.9? Jun 16, 2014
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
Certainly one of the best 5.9 routes in the area. Lot's of fun and variety. I think the moves past the final bolt are the crux of the climb. Oct 10, 2010
A gem for sure. Jun 13, 2010