Slot [formerly listed at Direct West Bench]
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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.
|Photos of Slot [formerly listed at Direct West Bench] Slideshow
Hill at the crux.
BETA PHOTO: Pulling out of the slot onto the face.
BETA PHOTO: Slot route, out on the face.
Obligatory butt shot. Thor on Slot.
Getting into the slot.
|Comments on Slot [formerly listed at Direct West Bench]
|By Tony B|
From: Around Boulder, CO
Oct 7, 2002
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
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 Scott McMahon|
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 23, 2009
Yep, these pics are not the slot. Body width chimney.
|By Eric Klammer|
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 23, 2013
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!