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5th of July S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Ace in the Hole S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Bouncer S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Bypass S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Contrarian, The T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Cracker Jack S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Deuces Wild S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Everyday Struggle S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Everything Rhymes with Orange S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Full House S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Ghetto Activity S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Ghetto Head S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Head Up Activity S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Head Up Dirty S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Hip at the Lip S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
Idiot Savant S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Idiot's Roof T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Indirect Savant S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Jackpot S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Left Long Moderate Dihedral (originally submitted as Crack Swindler) T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Life After Death S 5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Machine Gun Funk S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Moderate Dihedral T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Nickels and Dimes S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Notorious S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Overpass S,TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Passing Lane S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
People's Choice S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Poker Face S,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pony Up S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Power Play T,S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b PG13
Road Kill S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Road Rash Roof S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Road Warrior S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Savage, The S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Slot Machine S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Stone Cold Moderate S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Via Comatose Amigo S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Wild Card S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Type: Sport, 85 ft
FA: Richard Wright
Page Views: 2,636 total, 13/month
Shared By: Ben Mottinger on Feb 28, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Seasonal Raptor Closures Details

Description

Start with People's Choice and climb the first two pitches to the belay below the dihedral. Slot Machine is a newly bolted line (since Rolofson's print of CCC) that takes the overhanging face just right of the dihedral. First, before starting the route, watch out for a DEATH block that sits right at the start--this cube of granite is ready to blow. Some powerful moves with slopey to crimpy holds leads to a steep mantel with tricky positioning. After this crux, the angle eases up for the last three bolts to the chains. Fun, pumpy route with great exposure, but with all the noise of the cars and river right below you, it's hard to hear your belayer. Richard Wright: the c is for the mantle move if you're short.

Protection

8 bolts to a double chain. A 50m rope is adequate to rap back to the belay, then once more to a sloping ledge, which can be downclimbed.

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nate post
Silverthorne
 
nate post   Silverthorne
 
I climbed the first two pitches of People's Choice and Slot Machine in one long pitch with a 70 m and then two raps back to the ground. Made for one really long fun climb. That mantel was a tough to onsight. Aug 16, 2017
David Crockett
Chattanooga, TN
 
David Crockett   Chattanooga, TN
 
Fun and exposed! This route deserves more traffic. Nov 15, 2011
Luke Evans
  5.11c
Luke Evans  
  5.11c
The loose block around the 3rd bolt is still there and still pretty scary. Either this route doesn't get climbed much or the block just Sounds and Feels lke it is going to come out. The mantle is a beast and very hard to read the first time up it. Great route though! Nov 24, 2005
Watch out for a very loose hold around the third bolt. It was critical to the move just above the bolt (for me at least) and it is a large chalked up fin of rock that's cracked around the base and moving. It makes for a great hold but...waaahhhh!!!! Mar 15, 2002
What is the line marked '19' on the photo here? I found it to have interesting moves but a bit chossy at the start. Nov 5, 2001