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Motorcycle Mama 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Jonathan O'Brien, Mike Trono
New Route: Yes
Season: any
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Submitted By: Jon O'Brien on Oct 18, 2011

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Jared belaying James up Motorcycle Mama

RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


Motorcycle Mama is the giant left-facing corner on the left side of the crag. 90'. beautiful, unlikely left facing corner. follow the corner using jams, liebacks, and face climbing. very imaginative despite the grade. 5 stars!

Joanne O'Brien is my mom and she drives a Harley Davidson, happy mother's day mom!


Obvious corner. Utilize the rappel station from the top of the climb. single 60 meter rope rappel.


single rack to 3''. optional 5. include smallest c3 or rp's in your rack.

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By William Nelson
From: Cave Creek, AZ
Apr 9, 2012
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Great route, Classic safe easy lead for beginner. Only wish it were longer. Starts easy than has a 5.5 move and some fun lie backs. Used doubles BDC4 #3, couple #1, #2, .5, Met Powercam #1. After setting anchor, try face just to the left of crack. It is probably 5.5-5.6. Best approach with out bushwacking is directly under Dream Girl.
By jofrri
May 20, 2013
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

Nice route. Rough approach. Feels easier than both Tonto and Peaches. Rap tree raining copius amounts of sap, the hairy beware!
By Keithb00ne
From: Las Vegas, NV
Nov 29, 2013
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Don't approach the route from the left or you will find yourself scrambling class 3 and bushwacking thru holly bushes. Approach slightly from the right under Dream Girl. The webbing was dry rotted and replaced on 11/29/13. It needs another quick link the next time someone is on it. The crux was a little awkward for me, but an easy well protected onsight.
By Ben Townsend
Apr 11, 2014

The rap station on the tree is in good shape, with two screw links and fresh webbing. That is one sappy pine tree, though!
By Jon O'Brien
From: Nevada
Oct 13, 2016

Thanks for keeping up w/ the anchor :)
By Idaho Bob
From: McCall, ID
Apr 13, 2017
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Added second quick link to the rap anchor. In comparison to other climbs in Willow Springs, feel this should be rated 5.6. Fun climb and rock quality is excellent. Just over too soon.

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