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Geisha Girl 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Eric Hörst, Eric McCallister (2004)
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Submitted By: Tim Schafstall on Apr 9, 2008

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Geisha Girl (5.8): My first climb at the New (Jul ...

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Climb the right-trending wide crack to a stance, then head left to the first bolt. Follow 10 more bolts on mostly low angle rock with some high stepping bulge moves up and left to anchors at the top just below the rim.


At an obvious wide crack to the right of the opening block of Bobby D's Bunny.


High first bolt. A #4 (or #5 higher in the crack) Camalot protects the crack rather well if you don't have a long stick clip to reach the first bolt. 11 bolts + bolted anchor. 60 M rope.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Geisha girl to left of tree. Starts up crack.
BETA PHOTO: Geisha girl to left of tree. Starts up crack.

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By Stephenmontgomery
From: Maryland
Jan 9, 2016
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This route is fantastic and worth doing, however there are two very sketchy blocks that are loose up top. Both are marked with an "x" however there is so much chalk over both of them the "x" could just easily not be seen. Be careful.
By Bennett LaFond
Jun 12, 2017

Lots of choss - the two x'd out blocks and a handful of smaller blocks up top. Definitely stout at 5.8 and a tad spicy. A fun warm up but not totally sure where the 'classic' reputation has come from except the height. Mrs. Fields Follies is way better.
By Jake Jones
From: Richmond, VA
Jun 23, 2017

Those blocks have been loose and marked since my first time there which was about 7 years ago. Though not the pinnacle of quality, loose rock is to be expected outside and is an objective hazard. Though it does detract somewhat from the quality of the route, Geisha Girl is still considered to be a classic. Where else are you going to find 95 feet of slab 5.8 that's bolted and climbs like this one? Regarding the "spiciness" of the route, the difficulty, by most is considered to be slightly less than the neighboring Ms. Field's Follies, and it's only "spicy" because if you fall, you're likely going to hit something on this one. Again, objective hazard of climbing less than vertical 5.8 with healthy holds. I agree that MFF is better, but for the visiting <5.10 climber, this one shouldn't be missed.

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