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No Stone Unturned T,TR 
Resurrection Factor T 
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Slap Roof T 
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Yellow Corner T 
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Slap Roof 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

   
Type:  Trad, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Craig Childre on Sep 20, 2006

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Slap Roof.

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Description 

Decent route for the grade. Bring your garden tools for this one. This is short and sweet, and really has big stances.

Location 

On Left Zoo Wall, start in the corner just right of Side Saddle and climb the ledges up left.

Protection 

Decent gear, gear anchor.


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Start of Slap Roof.
Start of Slap Roof.
Picture for Slap Roof route. the beginning is just a 8 foot scramble or so. Crux is about 15 feet up when the crack thins down. Get some high feet! Good boulder to rap at top, or you can use the tree. We did both. Left webbing on tree. good first trad climb.
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By CalebSimpson
Dec 21, 2008
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13

Route is definitely 5.6 with a hard start. You will need a spot on this one.
By Mike Harris DFW
From: DFW, Texas
Nov 13, 2009

This route is much tougher if you start in the corner. Crux is the first move that I think goes 5.8. Anticipated an easy warm-up on lead but, found the first move was stout for its grade.
By Avery Enevoldsen94
Jun 22, 2012

Should take smaller protection, used a number 2 cam and lower with a set of nuts. we used a number 4 at the very beginning, but probably unneeded.
By Leila Cranford
Jun 22, 2014

I do love the Narrows, but this route is shamefully sandbagged - even for an "Wichitas" climb.
By mehlissa
Jun 24, 2014

I was expecting a quick, easy lead, but this felt more like 5.7-5.8. It's definitely harder than Side Saddle (5.6) and Yellow Corner (5.5).
By Craig Childre
From: Lubbock, Texas
Jul 2, 2014

The 5.5 is old school. I think it is fairly graded with appropriate level moves. It does have a peculiar sort of character though. 5.5 is a fairly broad grade too.