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Caws and Effect 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Brian Spear & Lynn Bowering, 1993
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Brian Hench on Apr 20, 2008

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Climb the face between Crow's Feet and Eating Crow. Move right almost to Eating crow to reach a thin crack (crux), which slants left across a nice face. Route finishes at top out for Crow's Feet.


The Crow's Nest, Towers of Uncertainty, Geology Tour Road, Joshua Tree National Park.


Medium stoppers for crux section.

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By C Miller
From: CA
Apr 21, 2008
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Richard Hechtel and I did this route in May 1995 thinking it was an FA, but it seems it was done even earlier by Brian Spear (Canadian) who named it "Caws and Effect".
By Brian Hench
From: Costa Mesa, CA
Apr 23, 2008

This is is quite amusing. This route keeps changing names: "A Feather in Your Cap" (2008), "Life on Mars" (2000), "unknown" (1995), "Caw's and Effect" (date?).
By ghostclimber
Apr 24, 2008

I actually do remember doing this route with Lynn Bowering when we worked for OB. I don't remember what we named it, but that sounds good. Time sounds about right as well.

Also in the area I put up two routes on Reef rock - probably the same day. "Lacking garlic" 5.7 was between I should be dancing and Cats meow. Around right of Trail of tiers was Simply climb - 5.8.

Brings back memories ...

By C Miller
From: CA
Apr 24, 2008
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Brian, nice to see you here. I also remember a certain gem called "Chuckwalla, Chalk and Choss" down at Squaw Tank.
By Howard
From: Costa Mesa, CA
Feb 21, 2017

Thought the crux was a few balancy almost backdoor moves that continued well into the slanting, airy traverse. A bit hard to read the holds until you're practically upon them. I'm huge on passive pro, much moreso than just about everyone I know, but I thought small cams fit the crux bill best. Protected much more easily than the far left two cracks it seemed.

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