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Crux of the Biscuit is the Apostrophe, The S,TR 
Honey, I Shrunk the Hemmorrhoids T,S 
Love, Sex, and the IRS T,S 
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The Crux of the Biscuit is the Apostrophe 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: [Pat and Azenda Thompson]
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Submitted By: George Bell on Feb 1, 2003

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Mark at the roof.
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This is the bolted line left of "Honey, I Shrunk the Hemorrhoids" that passes through the right side of a 3' roof.

I found this route contrived - if you follow the exact line of the bolts, it is probably much harder than 5.9. However, if you stay 3' farther right near a corner, it is a lot easier, maybe not even 5.9 (this avoids the big roof completely). Above the roof, move left to a 2 bolt anchor (one with missing hanger). Hubbel's guide shows this anchor as the end of the route, but somebody has added 2 more bolts and a top anchor to make an enjoyable finish.


8 or 9 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor.

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By shad O'Neel
Feb 8, 2004

The slab below the big roof is interesting, especially for N Table, where slab climbing is relatively absent. The route is longer than most at Table, so I found it to be pretty enjoyable.

By Darin Lang
Mar 29, 2004
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Contrived, but still fun. 10b or so if you follow the bolt line over the right side of the roof.

Apr 25, 2005
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

....New anchor and bolts added several years ago to make a much more enjoyable climb.

By Sasha Richardson
Nov 10, 2007

Also found the route to be a little contrived. Heel hooked over the roof just to make it a bit more interesting.

By Ralph Kolva
From: Evergreen, CO
Mar 7, 2009

Not a bad route if you stick to the slabby stuff climbing directly over the bolts and then pull the roof without bailing out right. If you stay to the right of the route all the way, I would probably say about 5.7 or 5.8.