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Routes in Atom Smasher Boulders

Gumshoe T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Ionic Strength T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Isotope T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Knee Knockers TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Quantum Mechanics T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Shin Bashers T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R
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Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: Tony Yaniro and Ron Carson, 1983
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Shared By: C Miller on Dec 31, 2001
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This excellent route climbs the southwest arete of a giant boulder on high-quality stone. Not really a sport route, but reasonably well-protected with technical and balancy moves up an arete that steepens and curves right near the top. A progressive route back when it was first done this is still a worthy tick if in the area.


4 bolts, anchors (all 3/8")


C Miller
C Miller   CA  
Short but high quality - 4 out of 5 stars. Nov 5, 2003
Classic arete-style barndoor crux: Hug the arete with the right hand and deadpoint a small edge with the left. Have the belayer pay out a little extra slack to avoid swinging into the arete. A tad heady to the anchors! Some may want to stickclip the 1st bolt. Feb 25, 2010
Great route and manageable difficulty. Jan 29, 2018

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