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Quick on the Draw 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Chris Miller & Brad Singer, July 2001
Season: Spring - Fall
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Submitted By: susan peplow on Mar 3, 2007

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Route starts on the left side of a dark slab. Climb the thin slab past two bolts (optional use of long draw on the 2nd bolt) to a sloping ledge below the main face. Straight forward climbing up some large plates and goodies to bolted anchors.


Just left of Pistol Pete.


5 bolts, chain anchor

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By C Miller
Mar 3, 2007
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Thin slab climbing down low (somewhat reminiscent of Suicide Rock) leads to a fun, vertical face with abundant features. Not on par with the neighboring routes but perhaps worth a spin and no harder than 5.10c at best.
By Jeff Edge
Nov 29, 2014
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Thought the slab down low was pretty fun! Big ledge is kinda weird, but top is fun again. I could see 10d for the bottom or sure, but not a ton of routes quite like this in the area so I guess its hard to say.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
May 2, 2015

Got on this route yesterday, couldn't really remember doing it in the past. Checked today.... seems I entered it to the data base and led it in '07! I bumped it a star, getting softer (understatement) in 8 years I found the delicate slab to be fun and even with the big ledge midway the upper section was good 'ol fashion plate pulling. The anchors are set back a bit, which are a little odd but overall pretty good and probably won't wait another 8 years to get on it again.
By Matt Himmelstein
From: Orange, California
Jun 6, 2016

I think this gets way less traffic then the routes higher up the slot. Climbing on on very thin edges down low. I pulled a handfull sized chunk off when i reached the lip. Luckily, my other hand was solid and I didn't peel or drop the chunk on my belayer.

Solid route for the grade. The crux is definitely between the 1st and 2nd bolts.