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The Slot 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: FFA -- B. Anderson, H. Barber, July, 1973
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Submitted By: Chris Duca on Jan 28, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: The Slot follows the thin crack on the left and th...


Get ready for some finger-lockin' fun!! The Slot climbs the thin crack with the distinctive pod about 2/3 up and joins the last 10 feet of They Died Laughing.

Although it is a little stout in the grade, it is, nonetheless, a good test of finger fortitude!


The thin crack to the left of They Died Laughing.


A #2 Camalot at the beginning, then mostly small Stoppers, Camalots/Aliens, and a couple .75 Camalots for the traverse crack into They Died.

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By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Feb 4, 2007

This is a fun route if you like thin fingers cracks....there is a direct finish possible using crimpers and slopers going directly up from about halfway through the traverse crack...more often top roped, but it's a fun lead though a little heady makes the line a little more independent....
By David Shiembob
From: slc, ut
Mar 6, 2007
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

A thrilling onsight for me last fall. Plugging in a couple of really thin pieces and punching it through the crux was awesome. I thought it was accurately rated.
By john strand
From: southern colo
Apr 6, 2010

one of the best 5.10 thin cracks in the cliff.
By Morgan Patterson
Jan 24, 2014

First climbed this (and sent clean) 20 years ago when I was 13! No way my fingers would fit in this now!
By RyderS
From: Dali, Yunnan Province, China
Jun 28, 2014

Crux rolls around just below the ledge underneath the big pod. Paste your feet, lock down your fingers, and pull! Thin, but a good constriction always seemed within a reasonable distance. Great route!
By Peter Lewis
From: Bridgton, Maine
Sep 10, 2015

Skinny fingers really help! Can't imagine doing this with sausage paws. One of the best thin cracks on Cathedral.

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