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Belly Up T 
Belly Up Variation T 
Blow Chow T 
Darker is Better T 
Fast Boat to China T 
Flight 67 to Stockholm S 
Forgotten Names S 
Heidi Hi T 
Industrial Disease aka Dead Moonies Don't Sell Flowers S,TR 
John Roskelly Show or Polyvinyl Chloride, The T 
Left-Hand Monkey Wrench T,TR 
Nipple Phyle T 
Noodle Factory T 
Politicians, Priests, and Body Bags T,S 
Salad Bar once known as "The John Roskelly Show" T,S,TR 
Scarlett's Pulse T 
Take Flight S 
Thunderbird aka Light Beer T 
Unknown 5.8 AKA Top Rope Face One T,TR 
What Would Jesus Bolt S 

Belly Up 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: unknown
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Submitted By: Randy Carmichael on Apr 26, 2004

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Belly Up is located in a right-facing corner about 30 feet left of Politicians, Priests, and Body Bags.

Scramble up and over some 4th class terrain for about 25 feet to the start of the Belly Up corner crack. At this point, the climbing gets steeper. Climb the crack for approximately 40 feet. The crux is near the top of the crack and involves a weird move where you lean back while stemming (hence the belly up). Alternatively, you may be able to do this move "belly down" and slide over a lip on your right; but this could be ugly. The #4 Camalot is used to protect the crux move.

There is a flat ledge with some solid cracks at the top (and to your right) where you can setup the belay. To exit, head North and descend the first big gully.

Hubbel gives this climb 5.8-. I think it is 5.6.


Light rack and one #4 Camalot. Use small and medium cams for the anchor.

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By Doug Redosh
Apr 10, 2009

Lower crack is 5.2; upper move is 5.5 IMHO. Don't need a #4 Camalot as can protect in the corner crack. Once protected, just step up to right to Heidi Hi anchors.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Apr 8, 2013

In the Haas/Schneider guide, it says there are many loose blocks on this. I did not notice any dangerous, loose blocks.
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