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The Cleo Amphitheater
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Barndoor T,TR 
Better When Dry T,TR 
Between the Queens TR 
Big Roof TR 
Colostomy T,TR 
Curved Wall T,TR 
Face right of Barndoor Project? TR 
Hang Dog T 
Jack of Spades T,TR 
King's Throne T,TR 
King's Valet, The T,TR 
Mickey Mouse T,TR 
Minnie Mouse T,TR 
Minnie Mum T,TR 
Missing Link T 
Pinko T,TR 
Plank, The TR 
Queen's Face T,TR 
Queen's Throne T,TR 
Queens Clam, The T 
Throne Room T,TR 
Tilted Tower T,TR 
Unnamed 5.3 T,TR 
Unnamed 5.3 Corner T,TR 

The Plank 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  TR, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Bobrunning on Oct 17, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: "The Plank" 5.8 starts left and traverse...


The traverse is the crux. There is a horizontal crack that you shuffle your fingers across. Then reach around the corner with your right hand and pull around the corner.


The Devil's lake guide book lists this as route 28, The Plank. Start under the overhang, work your way to the face, then traverse right low around the bulge.


It would be a sketch to lead. The traverse section has little for protection. Past the traverse it would be easier to protect.

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Louise starts the traverse.
Louise starts the traverse.
Watching the feet!
Watching the feet!

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By Tradoholic
Aug 13, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

This is very protectable. There are nice cam placements in the traverse but it's a short easy solo to get started.
By Ryan Strong
From: Golden, CO
Aug 13, 2011

What is that crack that exits the roof to the top of the formation?
By Tradoholic
Aug 15, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

That's the end of this route I think.
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