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Cool Thing 

YDS: 5.11 French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E4 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Wright, Tarrant, Lisa Veraldi, 2003
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Dec 7, 2003

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BETA PHOTO: Cool Thing. Fun stemming up the corner, a technic...
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Description 

Just what the world needs: more routes on Table Mountain. Our goal here was to get in the hard face right of Monkey Puzzle, but the additional routes that also went in will flush out the climbing in this small sector. "Cool Thing" ascends a short slab to a very awkward corner system. The corner may or may not be 5.11, but it has a weird sequence that is easy to do incorrectly. The FFA went to George Valdez in mid-week, the 2nd or 3rd of Dec.


Protection 

Nine draws and a rope.



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Doug finishing the crux layback sequence near the top of Cool Thing.
Doug finishing the crux layback sequence near the ...
Power and Lies, Off Guard, and Cool Thing.
BETA PHOTO: Power and Lies, Off Guard, and Cool Thing.
Yvonne D'Andrea starting the crux layback and slab moves.
Yvonne D'Andrea starting the crux layback and slab...
Yvonne D'Andrea stemming the initial corner.
Yvonne D'Andrea stemming the initial corner.
Josh Darnell entering the crux, Cool Thing at N. Table, on a cold Jan. day.
Josh Darnell entering the crux, Cool Thing at N. T...
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By Leo Paik
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From: Westminster, Colorado
Mar 10, 2004

Seems like flopping up onto the slab at the top of the corner was the crux. Orr, orr, orr. Good route. Loose finish. Loads of bolts. Nice fer us cluckers. 70 ft.

By Ron Olsen
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 26, 2004
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Another excellent line. Fun stemming up the initial corner, then an off-balance layback followed by some thin slab moves.

By Evan1984
Mar 3, 2008

I'm visiting from CA and misidentified this as a 5.7 in the Brown Clouds area. Obviously, it was a curse fest when I took a baby whip at the top.

Anyway, the bottom seemed fairly mellow. The crux for me was the weird layback/roof thing at the top. Like it was said, the actual moves might not be 5.11, but the sequencing was tricky.

Overall, the route was clean, well protected, and fun.

cheers