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Slap and Tickle 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Pat Brennan, John Cardmon and Brad Singer, July 1999
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jun 27, 2011
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Rick on Slap and Tickle with the fun fist crack st...

Description 

Jam or lieback an easy hand/fist crack (5.8) to a stance then move left and climb the delicate slabby arete to the top.

Excellent rock, excellent exposure and positioning with moves on the upper slab that are reminiscent of Suicide Rock.


Location 

Left side of the west face on the arete.


Protection 

Gear to 3.5", 5 bolts, anchors (shared with Blackout)



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Chris Owen poised at bolt 3.
Chris Owen poised at bolt 3.
Lluis heading up the "easy" crack.
Lluis heading up the "easy" crack.
Lluis stretching to clip bolt 2.
Lluis stretching to clip bolt 2.
Lluis getting past bolt 1.
Lluis getting past bolt 1.
always fun to slap and tickle...
always fun to slap and tickle...
Lluis at the killer traverse.
Lluis at the killer traverse.
Rick on Slap and Tickle with the fun fist crack start.
Rick on Slap and Tickle with the fun fist crack st...
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By Chris Owen
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From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Aug 14, 2011
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b

I think this is a classic climb. Be warned that the first bolt clip will be a reach problem if you're shorter that 6 ft.

The arete itself can be seen from Hwy 18 in the early/mid afternoon, illuminated by the sun.