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Quick Draws 

YDS: 5.12b/c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Joe Desimone, 1994
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Dec 31, 2001

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Just past the dynamic crux of Quick Draws, groping...

Description 

The second route from the right and just on the edge of the cave, Quick Draws provides a powerful entry to the harder routes coming out of the cave. "Blocky and weird, to a slab" are what my notes read from 1994, and this feeling has not changed significantly in nearly eight years. However, the stone is very solid, the moves good, and they are well protected. "Blocky" refers to the occasional open hand grip (not a personal favorite), and "weird" refers to the need for some body English - like absolutely every other route in Rifle. The vertical head wall is a gas at 5.11 and climbs mostly on good edges. In fact, Quick Draws is a very commendable route and certainly worth the effort - albeit the easiest route in the cave sector.


Protection 

Ten draws and a rope.



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Quick Draws climbs some of Rifle's best pink & blue stone.
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By Fred Bonnard
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 23, 2010
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

The anchor and a few bolts were replaced, also every "home made" hanger replaced by new hanger during the Rifle cleaning and rebolting weekend (8/21 - 22).