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Quail Crack 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Kelly Cordner (1997) TD
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Submitted By: Matthew Fienup on Dec 21, 2006

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Matt Grieger climbs the exposed and exciting "...


A second-pitch variation to Quail Trail--short but very sweet!

Begin by climbing the first pitch of Quail Trail. From the intermediate belay stance, traverse left and up to a clean hand crack. Follow this to the top.


Starts from the end of Pitch 1 of Quail Trail.


4 bolts

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By Matthew Fienup
From: Ventura, CA
Dec 21, 2006

The traverse left that begins this route feels exposed and insecure (and is the crux of the route). Those not completely comfortable at the grade may wish to carry a small cam/TCU (<1/2") to sew this up.
By Jon Ruland
From: Tucson, AZ
Apr 25, 2008

why's this crack bolted?
By John W. Knoernschild
From: Wisconsin
Jul 3, 2008

I second that Jon. There is no reason to bolt this.
By Russ Walling
Jul 3, 2008

For John:

The LADWP enforces a strict "no tradding" rule in the Gorge as part of the use agreement. Bolts only! First offense is a confiscation of any hardware deemed "Trad" and a $50.00 fine payable to the ASCA.
By Gaar
From: Springdale / Zion UT / Moab
Aug 29, 2008

Then why are there pure trad climbs listed in the guide book...I've climbed most of the "trad with bolts" lines here and just skipped maybe about 50 bolts in doing so...If someone tried to stop me well, well there going to have an a little more then access issue with me

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