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The Clamshell 

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Submitted By: RKM on Nov 25, 2011
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A nice slab feature that holds some history. In 1967, Greg Lowe lead and bolted a climb called 'Infinite'. Although there are several other routes here, including 'Memorial Day' 12a (originally called B2 by Greg Lowe in '67), it is this original route that attracted all of the early focus and attention.

Getting There 

Most park at Parking Lot Rock and head north, northeast past 'Tiny Town'. You can also get there from the 'Lost Arrow'.

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['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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Starting the first pitch off the ground. <br /> <br />Dressed for success!  Oct '76

Infinite 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a ID : City of Rocks : The Clamshell
Greg originally rated this route 5.9+ and the line followed a deceptive path up the middle of the slab. It has been essentially erased by the 'Retrofit Route' to the right. Because of this, probably no one will repeat the original line or experience the original intent of this Greg Lowe masterpiece. Some years ago writing on a thread for SuperTopo, Jeff Lowe had the following comment about 'Infinite'. Hard Slab Climbs Nov 30, 2006 - 06:11pm PT In the sixties in SLC we had already ...[more]   Browse More Classics in ID

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