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Smokin Guns 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Jim Steagall & Eric Hanson, 1992
Season: Winter is cold
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Submitted By: Eric Foster on Apr 26, 2007

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Brett Monik at the edge of the roof.

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Climb the obvious roof to the left of the waterfall/dam thing. It goes up big positive holds to a crack. Pulling the roof is the hardest part, but once you get the big pocket it's over.


Left of waterfall/damn, or left of flakes of wrath.


7 bolts, shuts. There is also a bolt that is holding on a hold for this route.

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By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Apr 19, 2008

FA's - Jim Steagall & Eric Hanson '92

It's 7 bolts + the shut anchors (replaced with Fixe Super shuts).
By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Jun 20, 2009
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

very fun climb. the crux is figuring out the moves through the roof.
By David Arthur Sampson
Jun 22, 2009
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

Definitely 11d, IMHO! Very nice route.
By K-Tanz
From: Phoenix, AZ
Feb 14, 2011
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Very fun route! Jug haul through the roof to a series of crux moves exiting onto the face. I thought the rating of .11c was dead on. Highly recommended
By elijah moncrieff
Apr 9, 2013

super pumpy route on the crux, but true to its rating. once you find solid holds outside of the roof your golden. a classic roof problem of QC no doubt
By ldsclimber
From: Santan Valley, AZ
Jan 31, 2015

I think I have climbed smoking guns more than any other climb. I thnk the firsttime i redpointed it was in 96. Since then its been my measuring stick as to how well or bad i am climbing.Jim and Eric did a great job with it! Its my favorite route at the grade in QC.

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