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Bon Temps Rouler 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 130'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: september 1983, Steve Larson and Tricia Mattox
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Submitted By: Gabriel Faucher on Sep 22, 2014

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A really nice moderate crack climb with a lot of variety. Follow Stiletto for 45' to the start of the left traverse, but continue straight up the crack. Turn a bit right to finish in a hand jam crack to the top. Rappel down on the tree at the top of the cliff with an 80m rope or two ropes.


same start as stiletto


double rack, a #4 BD

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By John Gassel
From: Boston, MA
Jun 5, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This is a really great route. Makes for a nice long warmup and would only get better with more traffic. It's a bit dirty up top but the movement on this is fun throughout.

Don't agree with the need for a #4 cam. You can protect this with a standard rack to #3. Take extra medium sized cams depending on your mileage for the grade, keeping in mind it's a pretty long route.

Careful for some rope squeezing cracks when pulling your ropes (you'll need 2 to rap it). There are a few constrictions right at the very top and another set of parallel crack down and to the left. So rap slightly right if possible to hopefully avoid issue.

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