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Dave enjoying the jams and stems on Cling Thing (5...
Boulder onto a sloping ledge, lean back to clip the 1st bolt on this route and go. Steep climbing on big holds to a long move (crux) just past the 2nd bolt. Continue up an easy slab (Hang Thang joins this route at the 4th bolt) to a short, right-facing dihedral with a perfect hand crack and finish along the arete of a large flake.
Good climbing on this at the bottom and top but the uninteresting slab in the middle detracts a bit from the overall quality. It's advised to clip the 1st bolt on the route just right (Hang Thang
) with a double draw to keep the rope out of your way when moving past the 1st bolt of this route.
This is the 3rd bolted route from the left edge of Slab City and just left of Hang Thang
Greg on Cling Thing. Committing first moves right ...
By Euan Cameron
From: Redlands and Mammoth Lakes
Sep 29, 2007
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
The crux is a big lock off if you are on the small side. Thankfully the holds are bomber. The upper corner is fun. If you're tall you'll find it easier than 5.10c.