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Blue Bayou 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Brad Singer and Lee Clark, June 2007
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Submitted By: Bill Olszewski on Jun 23, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: Blue Bayou (5.7), Holcomb Valley Pinnacles


Short but sweet. Blue Bayou starts on a block to the right of the gully. Work up to the first clip. The crux is a series of delicate and exposed moves from the first to second bolts. Continue up on larger holds to the anchor, shared with French Quartered. Although short, this climb provides many nice moves at grade and requires some thought. Rappel to descend.


This is the only bolt line that starts up the north face.


3 bolts, bolted anchor

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By C Miller
From: CA
Oct 13, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Fun movement and rock on this one but it's marred by the poor bolting - the 2nd bolt is tough to clip from the obvious stance if shorter and the next bolt is less than three feet away to set you up for the contrived runout to the anchors - don't miss the excellent view from the top.
By phylp
From: Upland
Jul 21, 2017
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

We did this yesterday and counted 5 bolts. The bolts wander a little, heading up right and then left. A longer runner on the furthest right bolt is better for the rope.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Jul 22, 2017

@Phyl - I think 4 bolts and that was using the last bolt of the neighboring route. The better of the two 7's on that way by far margin.

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