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Negro Girls 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Roy McClenahan and others,1988
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Submitted By: Woody Stark on Nov 9, 2001

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Description 

This is the first route to the right of Walk on the Wild Side and, in my opinion, superior to it. It's runout a bit - particularily getting to the first bolt, but that only adds to the interesting character of the route. I've led in three or four times.


Protection 

P1) 4 bolts to bolted anchor/rap P2) 2 bolts to bolted anchor/rap



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By Woody Stark
Oct 11, 2004

I'd like to make a modification to my description above: this route is only one pitch. I've always continued up to the ledge system where the routes to the left finish. If you do the "second pitch", tis a bit run out since there's no pro. As you approach the ledge, veering right is about 5.7; and the further left you go, the rating goes up. Considering the run out is about a hundred feet or so, it's quite stimulating. This "second pitch" situation exists because I didn't bother to check the guide before I climbed it the first time. Actually, not checking the guide adds a whole new aspect to climbing.

By The Gray Tradster
Mar 29, 2009

Woody found the two bolts on the second pitch last year, with a little help.

They are a bit right of what looks from the belay like the logical line and hard to see. Not that suprising considering that the first one is at least 50 ft out.

By Luis Orozco
From: Covina, CA
Jan 17, 2012

accidentally combined this with walk on the wild side thought is made the route better

By Stich
From: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Jan 14, 2013

The route was bolted by Kurt Smith on lead while Roy McClanahan was free soloing. Roy came over to talk to Kurt and then continued on up the line, thus snaking it essentially. Later on Roy felt kind of like a jerk for doing that, so he waited for Kurt to finish the upper pitches and so let him get the FA so to speak.