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Routes in Nip and Tuck

Antagonism S,TR 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
ArĂȘte S,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Bock! T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Boiling Point T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Caddis/Argus S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a V10 7C+
Capital Punishment C2
Constrictor T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Dan-D-Line T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Ebb Tide TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Finger Crack T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Gyro Captain S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Hare Balls T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Heart Throb TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Hypotenuse T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Left-angling Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lethal Dose T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Mr. Spiffy S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Mr. Stiffy S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
Night Train TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Old Dihedral T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Spread Eages Dhare T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Surprising Slab TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Unknown A S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Unknown B S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Unnamed (submitted as Doc's Route) T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad, TR
FA: Dan Hare and Scott Woodruff, 1979.
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Shared By: Michael Komarnitsky on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

One of Tuck's defining features is a large, left-facing dihedral that arcs up steeply into a roof. In this dihedral is a very small crack that runs the length of the vertical dihedral. Follow this corner in, up, and finally out through the top.

Protection

Very tiny stuff for lead, slings for TR.

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Dankasaurus
Lyons, CO
Dankasaurus   Lyons, CO
Climbed both the corner (lead) and the thin crack on the face (TR). Both could be considered dicey for gear by modern standards. Both lines are super fun. Jun 29, 2015
I'm not sure which guidebook you guys are using, but for the last 34 years, Hypotenuse has always been the thin crack in the face to the right of the corner. To quote Erickson's book 'Rocky Heights' from 1980: "a prominent, open book on the right hand rock. Climb a thin crack on the right hand wall (5.9+)." Apr 20, 2014
Eric Klammer
Boulder, CO
  5.9+
Eric Klammer   Boulder, CO
  5.9+
Bring your baby Aliens/small stuff, this climb can be thin! The bottom of the dihedral currently sports a fixed WC Zero. I placed an okay nut above that and then a black Alien protecting the crux. Once through the crux, a great #1 C4 can be had. Enjoy! May 20, 2013
Chris Zeller
Boulder, CO
 
Chris Zeller   Boulder, CO
 
Super classic. Fun easy stemming moves around a roof. Good rock and steep without difficulty make this a classic. Aug 28, 2012
Adub  
Three routes in this little rock.
Stay left into the dihedral, lots of fun. I would say 5.9.
Run the finger crack up the center, only two moves make this a climb otherwise its pretty simple. 5.8+ maybe a 5.9.
Then run the nose to the left, very simple a little chossy. I would say 5.6 or 5.7. Nov 26, 2008
Ivan Rezucha
Fort Collins, CO
  5.9
Ivan Rezucha   Fort Collins, CO
  5.9
I see I am wrong about Boiling Point being the cracks right of Hypotenuse. Boiling Point seems to be further right around the corner, facing the road. What are the cracks just right of Hypotenuse? Oct 24, 2003
Ivan Rezucha
Fort Collins, CO
  5.9
Ivan Rezucha   Fort Collins, CO
  5.9
Good climb. We wondered why, in Rossiter's Boulder Canyon guide, Hypotenuse was starred but Boiling Point, the more obvious and nice looking cracks to the right was not starred. Hypotenuse has interesting stemming moves. There are sloped ledges and holds on the left wall, but the right wall is essentially blank much of the way. Gear ranges from brass nuts and microcams to #1 and #2 Camalots. Oct 24, 2003
Peter Spindloe
North Vancouver, BC
Peter Spindloe   North Vancouver, BC
Fun! Well named -- Tony Bubb calls it a study in the angles of forces. Oct 24, 2001