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Quoia the Destroya 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Dan Kennedy, et. al.
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Submitted By: Ryan Curry on Nov 22, 2009

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An exposed step left. Smear!


Named after an especially fierce dog named Sequoia, this climb is tame in comparison. What appears from the ground to be a skin-eating offwidth replete with loose blocks is actually an enjoyable outing on mostly solid rock. After an opening moves crux that serves up the only mandatory OW moves on the pitch, Quoia the Destroya offers fun, steep moves on solidly wedged flakes. After about 50' make an exposed move left under the bulge (blue camalot helpful) and follow the left-leaning crack to a ledge and the anchor for I Be Jammin'.


Quoia the Destroya starts immediately to the right of I Be Jammin'. Look for the wide crack behind the pine tree. Please be mindful of the erosion prone base to this route and pitch in by moving rocks and helping to stabilize the area. Thanks!


A single set of cams from 1/2" to 4". A #5 and #6 Camalot are optional for those uncomfortable with a little distance between pieces.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Placing gear on Quoia the Destroya.
Placing gear on Quoia the Destroya.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Beast
The Beast
Rock Climbing Photo: Leah cruising on Quoia the Destroya.
Leah cruising on Quoia the Destroya.

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By Ryan Curry
Nov 22, 2009

I brought both a #5 and #6 Camalot when I led this. I did place the #6 at the exposed section at the base of the left-leaning crack, but determined that, for me, I wouldn't haul up the big stuff again as there are other gear options to be had.
Also, there is some looseness up high after the bulge, but once again it is easily avoided and will probably be cleaned up after a few ascents. Just take care and use common sense.
By Milton Mugambe
Nov 24, 2009

This excellent climbs leans deceptively to the left about 2/3rds of the way up, so be especially careful to protect for the follower after each hard move. Both a #5 and a #6 camelot, although not necessarily needed for lead protection, are very valuable to prevent the follower from swinging off the climb and into the corner to the left. Also a #2 camelot is needed as a directional at the top before traversing to the anchor use a long runner to prevent rope drag.
By Sasha Cohen
From: South Lake Tahoe CA
Dec 11, 2009

Wow this climb really does destroy ya! But it's gooood! Thanks Dan!!!
By Ryan Curry
Dec 23, 2009

I climbed this route again a few days ago with some friends and we cleaned it up a bit. The questionable horn came off with a few kicks. The flake it was attached to moves quite a bit, but is wedged in such a way that we couldn't get it out. A bit unnerving but actually pretty solid.
By Colonel Mustard
From: Sacramento, CA
Jun 6, 2011

What a fun route! Typical of Woodfords climbing, a little of a lot of different techniques is used to ascend. The weather being a real crapshoot (emphasis on crap), we hiked up in a drizzle and climbed this in a nice little downpour. So, my sense of protection requirements on this route is a bit skewed. I did bring up and place a #5 Camalot, but I'm pretty sure I'd have been comfortable going without in normal conditions sans wet lichen, etc.. Still, something in the 4" range is nice.

I loved the overhanging hand section going under the bulge, can't wait to repeat this in dry conditions!
By Patrick Mulligan
Oct 29, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Very cool route. Climbs better than in looks from below. While much of the flakes ring hollow, its all solid. #6 is not necessary.

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