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Clast Action 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Mark Hesse and Dennis Jackson
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Submitted By: Anthony Stout on Apr 24, 2006

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Pulling through the top roof.

Description 

Nice and long, this route is a nice moderate up lower angle rock. A mini-crux from the start to the first bolt takes you to lower angle and easier climbing. The business comes (as all routes on super slab) when you pull through the bulge at the top.


Location 

Starts about 10 feet right of the arete on the left side. Second route over from the arete.


Protection 

10 bolts to anchors.



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Allison nearing the final clip on the long and enjoyable "Clast Action" on Super Slab at El Rito Sport area on a cool but sunny late March day.
Allison nearing the final clip on the long and enj...
Pulling through the cruxy bulge on the long and enjoyable "Clast Action" on Super Slab at El Rito Sport area on a cool but sunny late March day.
Pulling through the cruxy bulge on the long and en...
Alpine sport climbing conditions for Pasha.
Alpine sport climbing conditions for Pasha.
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By Stewart M. Green
May 20, 2006

This route is actually called "Clast Action." A clast is a broken fragment of rock, and if you notice here, broken fragments are embedded everywhere. First ascent by Mark Hesse and Dennis Jackson.

By Larry Earley
From: Los Alamos, NM
Oct 8, 2006
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I thought Gary Clark bolted this one too. Start tricky. This climb is a 9. Mostly 5.8 but a couple of 9 moves. Nice climb for the grade.

By Dave Wachter
Sep 21, 2008

Varied and fun climbing, from slabby to slightly overhanging. Poorly bolted, though, especially for a 5.9 leader. There are a couple of serious runouts in the mid-section where it would be possible to bust your ankles on a ledge.