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1st Offense T,S,TR 
Battle of the Bulge S,TR 
Desperado S 
Diamond S 
Eat Mo' Possum T 
Fat Man S,TR 
Fields of Fire S 
I Love a Mystery TR 
Lycra S 
Middle Man S 
Powerplay T,TR 
Shadow S,TR 
Shadow Traverse S 
Swallow T,S,TR 
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Thin Man S 
Three To Get Ready S 
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Powerplay 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c R

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: FA Jon Hanlon and Mike Power. March 1992.
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Submitted By: Jon Hanlon on Apr 11, 2005

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Description 

Climb the broken trough between First Offense and Swallow, past a softball sized hole. At the upper headwall stay to the right, continuing up to Swallow anchors.


Protection 

Five or six cams, tiny to 1-inch. Nuts and/or tricams to supplement. A little runout towards the top.



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By Jon Hanlon
From: SLO
Mar 24, 2005

I did this route free, onsight, back in March 1992 with my partner Mike Power. At the time we intended to do Swallow, but got on this instead. Went back and repeated it a year later.

We called the route "Powerplay."Rating - 5.8R (a little "R" towards the top).

The route takes pretty good gear. You can get in 5 or six decent pieces...tiny to 1 inch cams.

Here was our description - "Climb the broken trough between First Offense and Swallow, past a softball sized hole. At the upper headwall stay to the right, continuing up to Swallow anchors. "

By John Knight
Mar 25, 2005

Maybe we can change the name to Powerplay for the right version & leave Hole Lotta Fun on as the left variation.

My guess is that it was top roped long before any of us started climbing here. Any other names out there?

jk

By Marty Brenner
From: Durango, CO
Sep 16, 2006

Yeah, we used to TR it when rapping down that side of the wall. I know for certain that Rich Jollisaint TR'd it in about '90. But I'm sure that it was done at least 10 years before him...

By Justin Fontecchio
From: San Luis Obispo, California
Jan 25, 2014

am i missin something, or is tobins route missing from this page? i could be wrong, but if im not it needs to be posted ASAP. elder?