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Beat Around the Bush 

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

   
Type: Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: VS 4c [details]
FA: TBA
Season: spring through fall
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Submitted By: Chuck McQuade on Dec 31, 2006
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Tamara throwing the climbs roof crux

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Description 

When combined with Estrellita these two 1-pitch routes are great for a leader breaking into the 5.8 range. If necessary an anchor can be set by carefully scrambling up the back of the formation.

The route starts 5 feet left of the more popular Estrellita. Follow a left tending crack , past a bush to a small roof. Once over the roof follow a system of cracks to the top of the formation, where a belay can be set. This belay is shared with Estrellita.


Protection 

Standard rack to a #2 Camalot.



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Climber Nearing the top of Beat Around the Bush.  The small roof and the bush for which (I presume) the route is named can be seen a short ways below the climber.
Climber Nearing the top of Beat Around the Bush. ...
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By Robin
From: Albuquerque, NM
May 26, 2009
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- VS 4c

An excellent partner to Estrellita. I feel that this one is not as straight forward as Estrellita. It is a little more heady I think. Still very worth doing if you are in the area.

By BlahBlahBlah
Jul 10, 2009

I agree with Robin -- trickier than Estrellita.
Good call.

By Jeremy Aslaksen
From: Albuquerque, NM
Aug 17, 2009

5.7+

Don't give in to grade creep!

:-)

By Bill Lawry
From: New Mexico
Aug 17, 2009
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

Hmmm, but then I'd have to bring Estrellita down to 5.7. :-)

By Jeremy Aslaksen
From: Albuquerque, NM
Aug 19, 2009

Bill,

I'm all for it!

We can keep doing it till everything is 5.4!

Just the way I like it...easy...

:-)

Jeremy

By BrianH
From: Santa Fe NM
Aug 28, 2009

I think the older Hill guide gives Estrellita a 5.7 rating, it's a little surprising to see it 5.8 in various other places.

Nonetheless, I'll take it!