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Red Beard 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Ron Anderson and Steve Yasmer, 1989
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Submitted By: Scott "Scoboni" Powell on Apr 16, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Beta photo showing 1. Wild Women of the Planet Pl...


Follow the obvious crack up to the bulge. The first part is the hardest. Go around the bulge to the top. The second half is 5.6. Again, you can go to the right, just as you get into the small trough and do Grip Master.


Located immediately to the right of Wild Women of Planet Playtex.


Pro to two inches.

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By John Jackson
Oct 29, 2007

Lots of easy pro placements. Friendly lead for the begining leader. Nice pleasure cruise.
By Ron Anderson
Mar 21, 2009
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

FA: Ron Anderson Steve Yasmer 1989... Ron

actually, it was the first route ever done there.
By Patrick Mulligan
Feb 27, 2012
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

enjoyable climbing up an easy to protect crack. No anchors on top as the new North Tahoe guide implies
By John Jackson
Mar 11, 2012

The new North Tahoe guidebook definately does not indicate an anchor at, or near, the top of this route btw. (Be sure to read the "how to use this guidebook" in the front of the guidebook)
Jun 6, 2013

no there arent "convenience anchors" for some routes here. There ARE convenient cracks and placements or slingable blocks however. We are climbers, we know how to do these things ...

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