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Bourbon Street 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Mark Sprague 3/06
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Submitted By: lee hansche on Nov 2, 2007

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From the belay ledge at the top of pitch one of The Big Easy (5.7) continue up and left through the notch. Instead of angling over left to the the Sesame Street anchors, continue straight up the right hand line of bolts through a rock scar where the giant flat rock down in the trail below Arugala came from, to a tricky overlap where you must get up on to the final slab using some small and hard to locate holds and interesting footwork. Motor up to an anchor below the white buttress, passing lots of bolts for such an easy finish. (An extra one got placed at a chalk mark by mistake)

I once tried rope soloing this route thinking it was a 5.7 second pitch to The Big Easy. I ended up down climbing to the real 5.7 finish and rapping off. Fun times.


A second pitch variation to The Big Easy.


8 to 10 bolts (ill try to count next time).

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By M Sprague
From: New England
Nov 26, 2007

The large fresh rock scar below the overlap is where the huge flake that is now part of the trail below came out of. It used to form a beautiful section of layback crack that was part of the old trad route "Slick", and was gained from the classic traditionally protected corner that leads up and rt off the ledge. Old gear was found behind where the flake fell off which needless to say wasn't too reliable!

If the easy slab above seems a bit overprotected, the reason is, an extra bolt was put in by accident during a blond moment. If I can figure out how to get it out without creating a mess it will eventually be removed.
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Jun 2, 2009

the first half of the pitch is really fun, i dont see why the anchors are all the way at the top cause the good climbing is over after the crux overlap...
By M Sprague
From: New England
Jun 3, 2009 continue another pitch into the white buttress above
By matthewWallace
From: Sandwich, NH
Jan 29, 2010
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

FA Mark Sprague 3/06
By Jeffrey.LeCours
From: New Hampshire
Jun 13, 2010
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

The start of this climb is REALLY fun. After two bolts, the pace changes and leads to some nice climbing that differs in style from the routes below. Good, challenging moves over the lip leads to a disappointing finish. I'm excited to finsih up the white buttress next time, climbing up one of the trad lines to the right.
By Andrew Hewitt
From: Somerville
Aug 10, 2015
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Kudos to anyone who can onsight this. It's really tricky, but once you figure out the moves, not too hard and really fun. Some of the holds right before the roof are starting to wiggle a bit, so just be careful
By Ladd
Nov 1, 2015
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

With a 60M rope, you can run The Big Easy and Bourbon Street into one full length pitch and belay up your second.

Easily the best single 200 feet of climbing in Rumney. Bring a lot of draws and extendbles.
By Jay Knower
From: Campton, NH
Nov 3, 2015

Best 200 feet at Rumney? Come on now...
By Eric Leclerc
From: Montreal
Nov 3, 2015
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

My best 200 ft at Rumney is: Underdog / Via Ferrata / Steel Curtain
By S. Neoh
Nov 3, 2015

Having done BS as second pitch to Big Easy or the other moderate nearby, I can't say I agree. Though not quite as easy to do it in one pitch, but much more moderate than Steel Curtain, I think Charity Case to Stairway To Heaven is quite nice. I have to admit I have yet to try Cow Patty to Bridge To Nowhere combo which I believe is shorter than 200 ft anyways. Time to buy that 120m rope!
By Matt Levine
From: Concord, NH
Nov 4, 2015

Charity to Stairway is doable as one long pitch? That sounds fun.
By S. Neoh
Nov 4, 2015

Not sure. Sorry if I had implied it can be done in one long pitch with a 60 or 70m rope. In principle, with a long enough rope, long slings and maybe some back cleaning certainly LOOKS possible. I have only done it in two pitches.
By Matt Levine
From: Concord, NH
Nov 4, 2015

Ah, I gotcha. It sounds terrible in terms of rope drag but could be fun. I might try it with my 70 some day.
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Nov 5, 2015

Underdog, Simonbar, Steel Curtain... Always dreamed of doing those in one long pitch :) some day
By S. Neoh
Nov 5, 2015

I have to admit there is something "sexy" and satisfying about linking pitches. I did a bunch of that at The Gunks in '95 and '96 right after I got my (then unusual) 60m Mammut. For Rumney, I have only done Bullwinkle Goes Ballistic into Air and Present Danger (not recommended). Not P1&P2 of Trop, nor Black Mamba in one go. Certainly A&D and the Main Cliff are rife with possibilities!!
By Matt Levine
From: Concord, NH
Nov 6, 2015

Well all this discussion inspired me. I linked up Big Easy to Bourbon Street today. Skipped a small number of bolts on Big Easy and extended everything, still had lots of rope drag up top. It was definitely super fun though! Fell at the crux of Bourbon, I'll have to go back soon and tick it off.
By Ming
Apr 16, 2016
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Actually measured the distance to the bottom from the top as I had to lower someone who was not comfy with rapping - the anchors straight down is around 180-190 feet. BTW what are the anchors to the left of anchors of Cloud Atlas for? I guess it would get to the ground but with a 70 meter rope I had to angle left to the start of Toxic Gumbo and I can only get to there with rope stretch.
By Nick Grant
From: Natick, MA & Tamworth, NH
Jul 20, 2017
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Tough to onsight this one, that's for sure (unless you're a 5.12+ crimp warrior). The "holds" above the big overlap aren't that good, and then it's wicked balancey to get your feet up (I used a left hand palm move).
By M Sprague
From: New England
Jul 20, 2017

Ming, that may be Slick, if they are at the top of a corner. Slick used to continue up via the same huge missing flake, only you used the right side of it. I believe anchors were added where the route got chopped off so people can still climb the fun corner.

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