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Bourbon Street Traverse - 5.7

Average Rating = 4.25/5 Average Rating : 4.25 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.60/5
  Rock Quality 4.40/5
  Scenery 4.60/5
  Fun Factor 4.40/5

Description:

Starts on a small dirt ledge at the far left of the Headwall. The ledge has eroded away in large part, so now you either have a 5.9 start directly over the bolt or slightly to the left or you can start about 15 feet to the right and then traverse left into the route. Follow the bolts up and then across an arching seam to the right and then up and to the bottom of a big ear with a wide crack. Belay here if doing the route in two pitches. Medium and large cams are needed for a secure belay. Lieback up and around the ear and then either follow the crack to the top or move out to the right on the face and up. A small cam or medium nut placement is available once you move out from the large crack. I like to do the route in one long 200 foot pitch. Use long slings on the bolts and only place a medium size cam in the bottom of the large crack and flip the rope to the outside of the ear once you're around it. I do this route almost every time I'm at quartz. F.A. Bernie Wire, Greg Schooley (1978)

Submitted by: okieterry on 2005-08-15
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Route ID: 20431

17 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: willwill on 2011-04-02 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars none

none

Added: 2011-04-13

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: muttblood on 2010-03-16 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars one long pitch

really enjoyable climb. happy that i didn't let myself get sucked into the wide crack

Added: 2010-04-03

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: taxi00 on 2007-11-05 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars fun

classic

Added: 2007-11-05

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: cchildre on 2007-11-03 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Great line.

Squirmed the chimney with no big gear. Took it to the top before getting in a single cam. Secure the whole way at the Fall Gathering. Loved the first pitch too.

Added: 2007-11-05

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: livelife on 2007-04-26 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars lead it

fun climb.

Added: 2007-04-26

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