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Bourbon Street 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Chris Miller & Lisa Guindon, 2005
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Submitted By: Bill Olszewski on Jun 23, 2009

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Description 

Starts about five feet right of When the Levee Breaks. Work up and right to a bulge. Pull the crux on solid holds and continue up and right. Near the top of a right-slanting crack head straight up through a secondary crux to reach the anchor. While Bourbon Street feels a little easy for the grade, it incorporates a variety of technique; this one is fun all the way to the top! Rappel to descend.

Location 

East face, center bolt line

Protection 

6 bolts, bolted anchor


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Me leading the vertical midsection of Bourbon Street. <br /> <br />Photo by Mike Williams
Me leading the vertical midsection of Bourbon Stre...
Fred Batliner on Bourbon Street.
Fred Batliner on Bourbon Street.

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By LMo
Jun 13, 2010

A gem for sure.
By Chris Owen
Administrator
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Oct 10, 2010

Certainly one of the best 5.9 routes in the area. Lot's of fun and variety. I think the moves past the final bolt are the crux of the climb.
By Phil Esra
Jun 16, 2014

Fun! One of the best few 5.9s at HVP. From the ground it looks like a steep crux at 3rd bolt then a cruise to the top, but it is surprisingly sustained (but not enduro) from #3 onward. Still maybe a little softer than average for HVP 5.9?