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Another Quick Shower 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Jeff Mahoney and Christian Maurer, 3/10/13
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Submitted By: Jeff Mahoney on Apr 20, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: The line of "Another Quick Shower" follo...


The thin-looking, ragged crack between Lovely Snowball and That Bastard Gérard that hits a mini roof about 1/3 of the way up. An excellent companion piece to Lovely Snowball that takes great gear all the way up---if you know where to look.

Rock Climbing Photo: Bill making the step-across move just past the oak...
Bill making the step-across move just past the oak on "Another Quick Shower."

Start with a high-step rock over on the left foot to gain a hidden slot for a great first piece. (This might be the crux if you're shorter.) Follow this up to the roof, grab the undercling and make the slab step to the right and stay in this crack to the small oak. Move right again just past the oak and then go straight to the top. (Build an anchor using the big fat, flat-top chicken head and a double sling for your left side, and whatever you can sling or cam on the other side---hey, you're here to practice trad, right?) Have your 2nd come up and then traverse to the rap rings and start feeding the rope while you break down your anchor. Efficiency is a good thing...

Rock Climbing Photo: Ryoko finding feet before the mini-roof undercling...
Ryoko finding feet before the mini-roof undercling/slab step on "Another Quick Shower."

[The original FA took the line left of the center oak and ended at the top of the loose chimney. That way is okay, but staying in the first cracks right of the oak, effectively finishing next to "That Bastard Gerard," makes this a more memorable route.]

Rock Climbing Photo: Christian Maurer milking the chimney topout on the...
Christian Maurer milking the chimney topout on the FA of "Another Quick Shower"


The first crack to the right of "Lovely Snowball"


A rack of singles to 4" is plenty.

Rock Climbing Photo: "Cleanliness is next to equiness"
"Cleanliness is next to equiness"

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By Robert Holder
Jun 1, 2015
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

We went both left and right from the tree. Gear is better to the right, but climbing is fun to the left as well. We did not need gear >2", but it could be nice the have the options of the larger pieces.

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