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Quaker Oats 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Stan Mish and Terry Price, 1976
Season: Cold in shade and winter,
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Submitted By: Eric Foster on Mar 3, 2006

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Quaker Oats, 5.5 McDowell Mts, Arizona

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This climb was originally a 3rd class climb, start the route about 10 feet right of i sinkso and climb with good hols on low grade slab and traverse left a little to belay at a tree with one eyebolt.


This climb starts on top of a boulder 10 feet right of i sinkso. On the main sven slab.


5 bolts, 1 eyebolt

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Rock Climbing Photo: Fun climb with cool belay ledge
Fun climb with cool belay ledge

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By Brandon Bogardus
From: Scottsdale, AZ
Feb 3, 2007

This is one of the greatest begginer climbs in central AZ. Super fun. I just hope that this area doesn't become some rich non-climbers backyard someday. I grew up here, did my first free-solo here, and hope to return to climb here again in the future.
From: Mesa AZ
May 24, 2010
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

Great solo climb...or beginning lead.

For a heady start dont climb up but start on the bottom and work your way up thin holds to the first bolt.. definetly not 5.5 LOL
By Kish676
From: Scottsdale, AZ
Aug 22, 2010

Fun, easy climb. From the last bolt to the tree ledge is a pretty good distance, maybe 20-25 feet, with very little for natural protection. Granted very easy climbing just a bit of a mental stretch.
By Heathennation
From: Choss Valley, Arizona
Nov 17, 2016

Climbed this in the last two weeks and there is now a nicely equipped two bolt anchor at the top of the slab just before the tree. Bolts look new and bomber. Eye bolt is there, probably never coming out!
By Micah Vorst
Dec 12, 2016

Fun climb. Great for beginner lead climbs. Will visit again.

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