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Slacker Ken 

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

   
Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Vaino Kodas and Tony Stout (June 2007)
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Anthony Stout on Jun 11, 2007

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Description 

A newer route so not in the guidebook. The first bolt is low and protects you off the deck. Climb up to a nice ledge, where the second bolt can be clipped from a great stance. Continue up through a small bulge and to the anchors. Nice exposure for the grade as it climbs just left of, or on the arete. The climb can be done along the arete, or slightly left of it for two different variations.

Location 

Far left end of the Rad Wall on the arete. On the right side of the entryway to the corridor. This route is listed as #1 in the Rad Wall topo.

Protection 

5 Bolts to chain anchors. Recommended to keep the first bolt clipped while cleaning to prevent an exciting swing.

A belay bolt was added in September 2015 at the base of this route. Please use it to avoid swinging out over the eroding area between the switchback and tearing that area up even more. Also, the lowered climber should take the trail/switchback to return to the base of the climb instead of going straight back to the belay and tearing up the eroding area. The logs and rocks are in that area for reason. Please don't walk on it.


Photos of Slacker Ken Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Allison leading up "Slacker Ken", a fun,...
Allison leading up "Slacker Ken", a fun,...
Rock Climbing Photo: MacKenzie Passing the crux on a great onsight
MacKenzie Passing the crux on a great onsight

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By Mike Howard
Administrator
Jun 11, 2007

A 3 star 5.9 by Vaino and Tony on the Rad Wall...I can't wait to try it. Thanks you guys.
By Jason Halladay
Administrator
From: Los Alamos, NM
Jun 25, 2007
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I really enjoy the exposure and feel of this route. Very fun.

We belayed from the nice platform near the entrance to the "Route Canal" corridor. There's a belay bolt at ground level about 6 feet up the corridor that's helpful to clip a lighter belayer to for a heavier climber because there is good swing potential.

Also, when you are lowered by your belayer, please try to land on the trail and not in the eroding areas that have been blocked off.
By Jason Hundhausen
From: Bozeman, MT
Jul 1, 2007
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Nice route. Good addition to the area. A little lichen keeps things interesting.
By Nicole Gabel
Jul 2, 2010

If you do this route, you MUST go out on the arete to get the full experience! It's awesome!
By JaniMichaels
Aug 10, 2015
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

The best part about this route is rappelling down afterwards. Coolest rappell I have done in while.
By Jason Halladay
Administrator
From: Los Alamos, NM
Sep 16, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

A belay bolt was added in September 2015 at the base of this route. Please use it to avoid swinging out over the eroding area between the switchback and tearing that area up even more. The lowered climber should take the trail/switchback to return to the base of the climb instead of going straight back to the belay and tearing up the eroding area. The logs and rocks are in that area for reason. Keep our crags tidy and sustainable, please don't create additional erosion.

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