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Quaker Oats 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Stan Mish and Terry Price, 1976
Season: Cold in shade and winter,
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Submitted By: Eric Foster on Mar 3, 2006

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This climb was originally a 3rd class climb, start the route about 10 feet right of i sinkso and climb with good hols on low grade slab and traverse left a little to belay at a tree with one eyebolt.


This climb starts on top of a boulder 10 feet right of i sinkso. On the main sven slab.


5 bolts, 1 eyebolt

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Rock Climbing Photo: Fun climb with cool belay ledge
Fun climb with cool belay ledge
Rock Climbing Photo: leading Quaker Oats
leading Quaker Oats
Rock Climbing Photo: Quaker Oats, 5.5 McDowell Mts, Arizona
Quaker Oats, 5.5 McDowell Mts, Arizona

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By Brandon Bogardus
From: Scottsdale, AZ
Feb 3, 2007

This is one of the greatest begginer climbs in central AZ. Super fun. I just hope that this area doesn't become some rich non-climbers backyard someday. I grew up here, did my first free-solo here, and hope to return to climb here again in the future.
From: Mesa AZ
May 24, 2010
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

Great solo climb...or beginning lead.

For a heady start dont climb up but start on the bottom and work your way up thin holds to the first bolt.. definetly not 5.5 LOL
By Kish676
From: Scottsdale, AZ
Aug 22, 2010

Fun, easy climb. From the last bolt to the tree ledge is a pretty good distance, maybe 20-25 feet, with very little for natural protection. Granted very easy climbing just a bit of a mental stretch.

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