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YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Mike Strassman, Jackie Carroll Late 1990s
Season: North-facing. Shady.
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Submitted By: Bruce Bindner on Dec 18, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Whippersnapper route on west wall.


Listed as 5.8 in Bishop Area Rock Climbs 2008. You could climb the route at 5.8, but easier moves exist.

Located to the right of Powerplay, enjoyable face climbing leads past 4 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.


Start on top of a bolder and climb enjoyable face to the anchor bolts. Located to the right of Powerplay on the north side of the rocks.


4 bolts

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By Dave Daly
From: Kernville, CA
Dec 22, 2008

Agree with Bruce. Climbing to the left of the bolts presents 5.7 climbing. If one really wants 5.8 terrain, stay to the right of the bolts (where the route should have been placed IMO).
By Russ Walling
Feb 12, 2016
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

This route is actually on the slabby face around and 35ft to the right of Powerplay. The route just right of Powerplay is newer and a bit harder. Nice and solid toothy rock.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Feb 12, 2016

If you like pulling positive rose colored quartz plates than this is your route. Short and casual but very good, the best West Hideway IMO.

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