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Swiss Cheese 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Tom Beck, 1982
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Submitted By: Brian Reynolds on Oct 1, 2002

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Scramble up easy rock to a ledge and then climb cracks to access the juggy face above. Follow the largest and most obvious jugs up to a single bolt and continue straight up (5.8) or cut left via easier terrain (5.6).


Swiss Cheese ascends the left side of a steep and extremely knobby face about halfway up the right side of the canyon (~100' down-canyon from Double Dogleg).


Gear to 4 inches, one bolt (3/8"); large cams (#3-4) on top for the anchor.

Bolt upgraded 5/2014

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By C Miller
From: CA
Nov 30, 2002

The shiny new bolts just right of Swiss Cheese belong to a route called The Treat (5.7+)
By Colin Parker
From: Idyllwild, CA
May 22, 2009
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

This is a laughably juggy climb that's fun for speed ascents on toprope. Also good for warming up for the routes further up the valley. 5.5/6 for the left exit, 5.8- straight up seems accurate.
By DaveGustafson
From: Palm Desert, CA
Nov 7, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R

Missing the clip could be a disaster, so be cool and make that clip. Agreed that TR would be a good time with little to contemplate.

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