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2nd Alcove
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Ears to You 
I Be Jammin' 
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O.U.L.D. 
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Walking Jack 

O.U.L.D. 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 130'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Paul Tiesla, Dan Kennedy
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Ryan Curry on Jan 12, 2010
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Description 

With a combination of thin, balancy crack climbing, featured slab and exposed knob pulling O.U.L.D. is a climb not to be missed.
The fun, bolted 5.9 slab warms you up and leads to the shallow corner that makes for the crux of the climb. Utilizing small cams and wires (RP's helpful but not necessary) carefully work your way up the beautiful tips/finger crack to a rest. Shake out and continue straight up the finger crack past some small bushes. Move left to a left trending flake peppered with knobs and pull onto the ledge to a three bolt rap station.
O.U.L.D. is an acronym for Only Users Lose Drugs.


Location 

O.U.L.D. is found at the center of the 2nd alcove to the left of We Be Jammin', right of Walking Jack. An obvious line.


Protection 

Thin pro is required. Small wires, doubles of cams from 3/8" to 2" and one 3" and 4" cam are helpful.
Bring draws for the bolted slab at the start.



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Fiddling in small gear from a stance after cruising up the initial slab.
Fiddling in small gear from a stance after cruisin...
Weston L leading OULD
Weston L leading OULD
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By Milton Mugambe
Jan 13, 2010

One of the first routes I helped establish at The Woodfords... it got the ball rolling. Woodfords, the area that keeps on giving. Milt

By Colonel Mustard
From: Reno, NV
Jan 24, 2011

The thin crack is the money! Engaging, technical climbing awaits you with face moves and finger locks aplenty. The rock quality is good on this crack so I felt alright about the micro cams that protect much of this section.

By Weston L
From: Summerlin, NV
Feb 22, 2013
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b

Very fun! Engaging and entertaining indeed.

By Tyson W.
From: South Lake Tahoe, CA
Dec 1, 2013

This is a 'must-send' for 5.10 leaders!! Bolted slab to techy fingers to sweet hands to exposed Tahoe knob climbing... It has it all. We were able to rap from the anchor to almost the base (easy ramp downclimb at that point) with a 70m. Otherwise, there was an intermediate rap anchor climbers right which you can see from the base of the climb.