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Don Quixote 

YDS: 5.10c/d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: JacobD on Apr 16, 2007

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Cameron at the crux

Description 

A prominat crack on the Don Quixote wall. Starts with short wide section that can be liebacked or takes a few good fist jams. Then the first crux of the route is pulling the roof. Although there is good holds and a bomber hand jam above. Jam through good hands and fists up to a hook for a handhold. Next move into some great fingerlocks, a ringlock, and finally a shallow handjam up top.

Location 

Middle of the wall, unfortunately the start has a lot of graffiti on it. You can walk off or build an anchor on bolts and rap. If you toprope be sure and extend the anchor.

Protection 

A set of tech friends up to #4 with doubles in 3.5 and 4 is more than sufficient. A more specific list is 2 #4's, 1 #3.5, 1 #1, and a red alien. But the pro is solid all the way up and there are many different ways to protect.


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After placing my first piece above the roof.  I also used a crash pad in case I had to bail off before placing.
After placing my first piece above the roof. I al...
Cameron on Don Quixote
Cameron on Don Quixote
JC near the top
JC near the top

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By ler
From: Laclede
Apr 24, 2010
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

FA: John Roskelly
By Adam Volwiler
Jun 20, 2011

This is my favorite climb at Minne and probably the best trad 10d in the area. I just wish it was a bit longer. Be ready to thrutch your way up if you aren't real comfortable leading 10d. It's burly, pumpy and you seem to have to do alot of moves to only get 45 feet.
By Chris Doll
From: Spokane
Jul 11, 2013
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

This route is much easier if you take your time and tape up. Then it's as simple as good foot placement and plugging away with hand jams and finger locks. The crux is probably getting out from under the ceiling, but there are many opportunities to rest on any of the great hand/fist jams.