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Amphitheater Overhang Left S 
Amphitheater Overhang Right 
Aqualung S 
Big in Japan S 
Bolt Route T 
Captain Jack T 
Closing the Gap Variation T 
Coco Moco T 
Edge of Time T 
Encore T 
Epic Wall T 
Flake, The T 
Generation Gap T,TR 
Goodro's Wall T 
La Creme De Shorts T,TR 
Layback Crack T 
Nice Little Crack T,TR 
Padded Cell S 
Six Appeal S 
Six Pence S 
Steve The Pirate T,S 
Storm Mountain Stupor T 
Thin Slice of Time T 
Unknown T 
Unknown 1 S 
Unknown 2 S 

Thin Slice of Time 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Lynn Wheeler
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Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on Sep 9, 2004

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Description 

Just right of Amphitheater Overhang, are some warped layers of rock. Climb these crossing over to the cracks above Big in Japan's anchors. The lower portions are good with some weird moves involved, and the upper crack/face is nice with sharp edges and good hands. However, the middle section is loose, well the entire climb has looseness to it, but the middle section gets dangerous. As we climbed it we avoided the initial traverse right just above the anchors due to rotten rock everywhere. A flake the size of a laptop came off in my hands. If it cleaned up, which I don't see, it would vastly improve.

Protection 

Medium to small gear seemed to work the best, with some runners. Cam's almost seemed imperative.


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By tenesmus
Apr 8, 2007

If it cleaned up it would dissappear. This thing scares me.
By John Steiger
Sep 1, 2008

Full value trad climbing, particularly if you traverse right as soon as possible to gain the face above Big In Japan (rather than staying in the loose stuff and later stepping right to the finishing cracks). Ruckmans' guide says to take micronuts and small TCUs; I only needed one of each in the section immediately above Big in Japan. An optional descent is to rap of Encore to the left.