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Slimy Slit (aka Slippery Slit) 

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

   
Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 55'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ British: E2 5b [details]
FA: TR: Ken Klis, 1986
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Submitted By: Ryan Nevius on Oct 16, 2011
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Description 

Start right of “Camel.” Climb steep moves out right while working your way up to a left-facing seam.


Location 

Directly right of "Camel."


Protection 

Toprope from the "Camel" anchors.



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By Ryan Nevius
From: The Range of Light
Oct 16, 2011

Every time I top rope this after climbing Camel, I can't help but wish there were bolts to clip. In my opinion, the route quality is right up there with Camel itself.

By Jim Reynolds
Oct 31, 2011
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

I dont think this route is 10c anymore; a crucial hold broke, which coincidentally exposed a larger hold, thus making the crux not so cruxy

If you finish on the same ending as Camel, the move with the softball-like grip is probably 10c tho..

By Tyler Alves
From: South Lake Tahoe, CA
Feb 10, 2012
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b

Totally agree with Ryan. Since the FA is unknown, would it still be totally out of line to bolt it? Rivals Camel in quality, but with a unique style of movement.

By John Knight
Feb 11, 2012

If you bolt it they will come . . .

By Ken Klis
Feb 17, 2012

fa (toprope) I did it around 1986, named it slimy not Slippery, the hole was damp -- but that don't mean taint.

I never bolted it as I thought bolt #2 would be too close to Camel, and No Permits right there also, but you kids go get what you need ehh?



By Ryan Nevius
From: The Range of Light
Feb 17, 2012

Don't get me wrong; I wasn't suggesting that bolts would be appropriate. I was mostly commenting on the quality of the climb and that it would make a good lead (like many other top rope climbs). I think it would be inappropriate and unnecessary to bolt this climb.