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Cleaning Lady 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Matt Polk, Dan Frame, Sasha Binford (1999)
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Submitted By: Matthew Fienup on Dec 18, 2007

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Alex Barnett on Cleaning Lady


Very nice face climbing on edges and sharp features (the holds have not yet weathered to the rounded, slopey holds of the other routes nearby).

Distinct crux encounter up high--with the bolt at your feet. Sustained from the fifth bolt to the end.


Right of Rubber Man--starts in a right-trending seam.


7 bolts to 2 bolt anchor

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By ryan mattock
From: calabasas Ca
Mar 16, 2009

excellent new route!
By Matthew Fienup
From: Ventura, CA
Jul 28, 2010

This route feels a grade easier than Menage a Trois and at least two grades easier than Rubber Man...5.10a?
By andy patterson
From: Carpinteria, CA
Feb 17, 2013
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

I enjoyed this even more than Rubber Man. Surprisingly sustained climbing up high! Also a little bit longer than Rubber Man.
By DavidJr
From: Ventura, CA
Nov 17, 2014
rating: 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a

I'm open to the possibility that I missed some beta on this route, but I spent quite a while falling and staring at the wall between bolts 6 and 7, and I do not think the boltline still goes at 5.10- or 5.10b. I'm thinking 5.11something. 11b? It's a combo of thin or slopey hands and mossy bad feet. It looks like alot of rock has come off this area recently, so maybe that's where the 5.10 feet went to. If so, there is a new crux and it is not well protected, but at least the fall is pretty clean. The climbing down low was really fun. Please set me straight if I'm way off here.
By Jon Hartmann
From: Ojai, CA
Nov 17, 2014

Nope, it definitely 5.10. Just tricky.

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