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Bourbon Street

5.9, Sport, 60 ft,  Avg: 2.8 from 28 votes
FA: Chris Miller & Lisa Guindon, 2005
California > San Bernardino… > Big Bear Lake Area > Big Bear North > Holcomb Valley… > Pinnacles North > Voodoo Garden > Katrina Wall


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

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Fred Batliner on Bourbon Street.
[Hide Photo] Fred Batliner on Bourbon Street.
Me leading the vertical midsection of Bourbon Street.<br>
Photo by Mike Williams
[Hide Photo] Me leading the vertical midsection of Bourbon Street. Photo by Mike Williams

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[Hide Comment] A gem for sure. Jun 13, 2010
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
[Hide Comment] 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
[Hide Comment] 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