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The Amphitheater
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Roof (2nd Pinnacle E. Face) TR 
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Siberian North Face T,S 
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Tyrolean Traverse TR 
West Bench Dihedral T,TR 
West Face (of T-Zero) T,TR 

Slot [formerly listed at Direct West Bench] 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Mike Sofranko on Sep 4, 2001

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  • Description 

    From the inside of the Amphitheatre, there is an obvious roof and slot on the wall below the West Bench.

    Climb up to the slot, get into it, and grunt your way up a few moves until you can exit onto the face. Climb the face more or less straight up to a steep final headwall. Climb the obvious crux finger crack for a few moves to the West Bench.

    Rossiter calls this route, Slot.

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    Photos of Slot [formerly listed at Direct West Bench] Slideshow Add Photo
    Obligatory butt shot.  Thor on Slot.
    Obligatory butt shot. Thor on Slot.
    Hill at the crux.
    Hill at the crux.
    Slot route, out on the face.
    BETA PHOTO: Slot route, out on the face.
    Pulling out of the slot onto the face.
    BETA PHOTO: Pulling out of the slot onto the face.
    Getting into the slot.
    Getting into the slot.

    Comments on Slot [formerly listed at Direct West Bench] Add Comment
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    By Tony B
    From: Around Boulder, CO
    Oct 7, 2002
    rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

    You don't have to climb and thrutch through the slot. Grab the edge and climb gracefully out on positive hands and feet until the face holds appear on your left.
    By Bryson Slothower
    Jun 28, 2003

    The description here seems to be for "Slot", Direct West Bench is five feet right of that route and the crux is a left-angling crack about 25 feet off the deck.
    By Scott Edlin
    From: boulder, co
    May 2, 2006
    rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

    The description here is of Rossiter's "Slot". Both of the pictures posted here are NOT of "Slot" and ARE of "Direct West Bench".
    By Daniel Crescenzo
    Jul 30, 2007

    Great spot for teaching folks the ropes.
    By Scott McMahon
    From: Boulder, CO
    Aug 23, 2009
    rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

    Yep, these pics are not the slot. Body width chimney.
    By Eric Klammer
    From: Boulder, CO
    Apr 23, 2013
    rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

    Fun route, a good (if awkward) lead to learn on. Good gear pushing through the crux slot and then good, but sometimes spaced over easy ground, gear to the top. The final fingercrack is also quite a treat! If you're just starting out, get on this route!