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1978 Bracksieck/Mallow Route T 
BLM (aka, Bolt Like Mad) S 
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Tin Can Arete T,TR 
Unknown 2nd 9 T,S 
Unknown 5 T,S 
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Unknown 9 T,S 
Unknown 9+ T,S 

Unknown 9 

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

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Jul 26, 2013

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Unknown 9 in red and Unknown 2nd 9 in yellow.

Description 

This is the 2nd route from the left of the obvious routes on the right side of West Slabs. It may be identified with a cruxy looking start below a bolt maybe 12 feet up.

Find some small, positive edges and hop aboard. Make a highstep and get situated to clip the bolt. A budding 5.9 leader may want a stick clip. Move up on easier terrain to the 2nd bolt. A fall on this section is unlikely but would likely hurt a lot. Make a weird move up and leftward to get the 3rd and 4th bolts. A optional cam could be placed before the 3rd bolt. Pull the tiny bulge and pick your sequence. You can join Unknown 7+ to the left or move up over angling ledges/cracks. Clip the 2 bolt intermediate anchor (not rappable), clip another 2 bolts, and gain a ledge with a 2 bolt anchor with rappable hangers.

There is another 2 bolt anchor perhaps 70' above.

Location 

This is the 2nd route from the left of the obvious routes on the right side of West Slabs. It may be identified with a cruxy looking start below a bolt maybe 12 feet up. It too starts out of a raspberry patch. This year, the vegetation looks oddly unhealthy at the start.

Protection 

7 bolts, #0.75 Camalot, +/- orange Alien.


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Rock Climbing Photo: George pulls through the crux before the 1st bolt.
George pulls through the crux before the 1st bolt.

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