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Slimy Slit 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Darrin Stein on Jan 1, 2001

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Nice full view of Slimy Slit.....

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When the route is not wet or slimy, as the name suggest, this is a great route for the easy grade. Perfect hand jams, bomber cams settings, and a sustained 5.7 section makes this a triple star in my opinion. Tie in while on the block, back from the route, get your belay slave ready and take the swing... then lower down to the start. Just a quick "jump" start to get your blood pumping.


A medium-sized rack will do just fine.

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By Darrin Stein
From: Vancouver, WA
Aug 22, 2002

IMHO - the crux is the first 15 - 20 feet.
By Joe Keyser
From: Scottsdale, AZ
Aug 22, 2002

I [couldn't really find] a crux on this climb, and just found sustained, bomber jams the whole way...
May 22, 2003

If there is a crux, I would say it's near the top where the crack rounds out a bit and is sometimes on the dirty side.
Jun 3, 2003
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Fabulous climb for the grade. If it's wet, it is substantially more difficult.
By John McNamee
From: Littleton, CO
Jun 29, 2003

Classic route and well worth climing. Solid jams and well protected 5.7.
By jay baichi
Jun 12, 2005
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Make sure it has been dry for a few days. If the top of the crack is wet, the climb turns from a fun 5.7 to an [awful] experience.
By Andrew
From: Lakewood
Feb 16, 2006

Good Fun climb. You have to love a 5.7 crack that requires pure jamming. I think the crux is the first 15 feet or the smeary moves at the top.
By Buff Johnson
Jun 16, 2006
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

I vote for the smeary flaring moves in the upper transition area as being the crux, a little freaky to lead on if getting into trad.
By Matt Nelson
From: Pueblo, CO
Dec 13, 2006
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

This is a route well worth doing. The crux [I think] is definitely near the top where the crack flares to the right. But definitely a 5.7.

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