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Motherlode Rock - North Face
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Fun Police S 
Grizzly Wizard T 
Nitroglycerine S 
Powder Keg S 
Short Fuse S 
Smackdown S 
Whiptail S 

Short Fuse 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Chris Miller, May 2002
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Submitted By: C Miller on Mar 13, 2007

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Tom Donnelly pulling the crux of Short Fuse.


The first half of this route involves slab climbing past two bolts which leads to a short but gently overhanging headwall where the crux is to be found. A sequential series of moves past the third bolt gain the last bolt and the crux, which involves a strenuous lieback to gain a jug, after the jug a few moves up and over reach the anchors.

There's a bit of rope drag on the lip so it's best to rap off as opposed to lowering.


Found in a recessed area just right of Nitroglycerine and a short ways left of Smackdown.


4 bolts, chain anchors

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By rcguy
Aug 5, 2013

Was waiting for a party to finish Powder Keg and found this climb nearby. A bit of everything in a short climb. Slab, undercling and lieback. Recommended!

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