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Bombs Over Tripoli S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Cairo S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Inspiration or Perspiration S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Thin Slice T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Dave Bingham, Tedd Thompson 1988
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Shared By: Nathan Fisher on Jun 5, 2004
Admins: grk10vq, WAGbag, Mike Engle

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On the north end of the east face, scramble up a gully to a short overhaning arete. Climb this technical and pumpy climb bouncing to the left side and back to the right near the top. If you stay right, it requires tough moves, calves of steel, and a right hand that has had the sweat glands removed. It also has less exposure.


4 draws, maybe 5. Oh and 2 for the chains.
This one doesn't look like much from far away. Actually it doesn't look like much at all until you're actually on it making the moves. A fun short .11a with a definite crux. If you have good footwork you'll make quick work of this route. Sep 9, 2009
Andy Laakmann
Bend, OR
Andy Laakmann   Bend, OR  
Awesome route. A touch exciting on a windy day. More devious and tricky to read than hard between the 3rd bolt and the top. Aug 28, 2008
David Shiembob
slc, ut
David Shiembob   slc, ut
I found the crux to be after the 4th bolt, am I missing something up there? Very interesting climbing. Jun 9, 2008
susan peplow
Joshua Tree
susan peplow   Joshua Tree
No doubt that the crux is between the 3rd and 4th bolt. If you're up on the NE buttress doing "Thin Slice" try Cairo. Clean falls. Aug 14, 2007
Iain Morris
Iain Morris  
Short but sweet. It looks cool from Redtail. Jul 30, 2007
C Miller
C Miller   CA  
It's a bit on the short side, but still very fun. Jul 5, 2007