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Slap Happy 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: M. Nad, J. Nad
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Submitted By: Jeremy Steck on Mar 8, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Slap Happy Topo Photo

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Start by laybacking to reach out left to reach the beginning of the arete. Crux is gaining the 3rd bolt. Very balancy. Blowing the moves to reach the 3rd bolt could result in a crappy awkward fall. Nice bouldery moves at the beginning lead to fun face climbing. This route is easily top roped by climbing Flirting with the Mutants, 5.11b to the right.


Locate the obvious arete about 20 feet to the right of Flying off the Handle, 5.12b.


4 bolts, shuts.

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By Nelson Day
From: Joshua Tree, CA
Jul 8, 2013
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

Called O Slap Happy in the guide book
By grk10vq
Jul 8, 2013

the route is callled Slap Happy, it is letter O. "numerically" in the guidebook.
By Perin Blanchard
From: Orem, UT
Jul 8, 2013

That can't be right...after all there's Pflirting With Mutants, correct?
By grk10vq
Jul 8, 2013

oh yeah? and who can forget the ever classic Ooh my Hell?
By Nelson Day
From: Joshua Tree, CA
Jul 9, 2013
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

Haha ok. Well I really enjoyed this route. It's a good relief from classic "crimp and pimp" style harder routes. Strong and interesting beta with a good variety of moves.
By Spencer Weiler
From: Salt Lake city
Sep 2, 2014

Classic guidebook blunder by Mr. Day. I found the intial moves getting my feet onto the giant slanting triangle hold while liebacking the jug sidepull and clipping bolt 2 to be easy enough, but failed to move any further up the arete without Old Bessie the cow yelling "barn door" causing me to cease upward progress. I guess I wasn't slapping happy enough. If one can acquire the small crimp hole 4 feet higher the rest is in the bag pending no unfortunate beta botching. Bouldery to balancy. Need to work on my balance beam i guess.
By Jeremy Steck
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 10, 2015

The large block on the edge of the arete above the 4th bolt is going to come off sooner or later. I've been on this route a few time over the years and it felt solid. As of 11/15, this thing is moving. Pretty scary since you grab it, yard outward on it, and then mantle on top of it! You can easily avoid it by just finishing to the right on Flirting with Mutants in which case you only need to stand on the block to gain the anchors.

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