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French Quartered 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Sheila Romane, Brad Singer, Lee Clark & Noelle Ladd, June 2007
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Submitted By: Bill Olszewski on Jun 23, 2009

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Mike Williams on the lower section.


Start to the right of the wide, right-slanting crack. Parallel the crack on small holds, working up and right through the crux to top out on a small pillar. Walk across the gully to a headwall. The psychological crux comes while stepping out into the exposure of the headwall, protected by the fourth bolt. Continue up over easier ground to the anchor, sheared with Blue Bayou. Rappel to descend.


Starts on the East face, farthest bolt line to the right; finishes around the corner on the north face.


6 bolts, bolted anchor

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

An okay route that wanders all over the place with bolts in odd locations - chossaneering at it's best.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Jul 10, 2017

Surprised by not reading any descriptions and just heading off for a warm up. Crossing over to the formation across the way is contrived. The neighboring route to the right is near the same (yet different bolt line) did we really need that extra 12' of a unique start?

The likelihood of doing this route a second time is slim.

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