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Routes in Center Wall

All Guns Blazing S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Big Chief Arete S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Bird of Prey S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Blazing Buckets S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Early Bird TR 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Eat the Worm S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Flamethrower S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Force Feed S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Funambulist S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Green Hornet S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Head Rush S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Killer Bee S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Lost Souls S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mohawk S,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mud Falcon S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mud Shark S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Peace Dance S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Peace Pipe S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Pow Wow S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Raindance S,TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Route Stealers From Hell S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Running Bull S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R
Scalper S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Toilet Earth S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Too Light to Wait S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Totally Chawsome S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Trail of Tears S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Travail Buttress S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Wampum S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
War Paint S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
War Path S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Wicked Quickie S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Witch Doctor S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Dave Hatchett and Jeff Kitterick, 1992
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Shared By: Aron Quiter on Aug 22, 2002
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Past the Big Chief-center wall's cave area and around a corner you will notice a large water stain extending to the ground (the route running up this stain is called Wampum, 5.7). The next set of bolts to the right is Route Stealers From Hell.

Climb a face with small holds with a crux around the first bolt. After the initial crux, climbing gets easier for the last few bolts.

This route is probably named because people wanting to warm up on War Path (5.9) located around the corner towards the cave from this route, found someone on the route.

This is probably one of the better warmups if the easier climbs are being used.

Protection

4 bolts to a 2 bolt top anchor.

Photos

It feels like this route rating is based on the Wampum variation - 10a, where one starts on wampum to get to the first bolt. Starting to the right of the bolt line is 10c and is the original line. This has been documented and drawn into the topo in the Big Chief guidebook since 2005. The new North Tahoe guidebook basically xeroxed all this information and instead of a topo used a photo. Aug 25, 2017
Kyle sharp
Reno, NV
 
Kyle sharp   Reno, NV
 
Josh Horniak's excellent North Tahoe guide gives this climb a 5.10c R rating. I would agree, as the direct start begins with a few bouldery moves to clip a fairly high first bolt and then continuing up into a 5.10 section after the second bolt.

The route described here on MP takes a less direct start, avoiding the 10c R section by climbing Wampum (5.8) to the left and then traversing right at the second bolt of Route Stelers From Hell. Aug 6, 2017
Josh Cameron
Sacramento, California
  5.10c
Josh Cameron   Sacramento, California
  5.10c
Fun climb, but not sustained. A good way to break into 5.10. Aug 24, 2011