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1976 Crack/chimney T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Back Scratcher T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Bumblies For Breakfast S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Corner, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Diamondback S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Fun 'n' Games T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Jenga S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Lounge Lizard S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
MK '74 T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a X
Pink Slip S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Rattle and Scream S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Rubics S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Slip It In T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Slip and Slide S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Snakes For Snacks S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Spring Fever T,S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Trundelero S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Vapor Trail S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Wicked Game S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
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Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Alan Nelson and Kurt Smith, 1990
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Apr 30, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Slip and Slide begins just left of the little ramp on the right side of The Red Slab. Bee line up to the anchors on a lot of 5.10 climbing. I was never quite sure if this route had any distinct crux. It seems a bit harder to start, but the moves are fairly uniform overall. There is a little left traverse at bolt 5 that seems a bit reachy. Other than that, just stay on your feet and enjoy some Ol-Fashioned-Slabbin on Alan's beefy bolts. Good stone, good clipping stances, lots of fun moves. Slip and Slide does not seem as spooky as some of the routes on the left side of the crag, It also shares an anchor with Pink Slip and this anchor is well positioned to top rope both routes. Two stars for continuity, bullet proof stone, and the good climbing.


QD only. This 85 foot route needs 7 - 8 draws and something for the double bolt anchor at the top.


Sometimes it is much easier to use a hacksaw to cut it off. Jun 4, 2017
Mark E Dixon
Sprezzatura, Someday
Mark E Dixon   Sprezzatura, Someday
One of the extraneous quicklinks at the anchor is stuck in the open position Don't do anything foolish like clip into it, use the Mussy hooks instead.

I'll take a heavy wrench and some WD 40 up and remove it when it cools off in the fall....unless somebody beats me to it. Jun 4, 2017
You can definitely get away without any gear besides the QDs, and the falls wouldn't be too far. The runouts are over at-least slightly easier climbing. Oct 26, 2014
Black Hawk, CO
5.10d PG13
mountainhick   Black Hawk, CO
5.10d PG13
A rare route in CCC, really solid at the grade, and with engaging runouts! Seemed like true 5.10d-5.10+, continuous and committing in the 5.10 range. Not really PG-13, but compared to the usual CCC close bolting is a bit on the PG side if unlike Ivan you go with only draws. Apr 25, 2014
Darren Mabe
Flagstaff, AZ
Darren Mabe   Flagstaff, AZ
Ivan. I have done the same regarding the additional pro between bolts. Glad I am not the only one. I am pretty sure when Alan put these lines up he may have done similar, as these were equipped on lead! What a stud. Mar 7, 2010
Ivan Rezucha
Fort Collins, CO
Ivan Rezucha   Fort Collins, CO
Me being me, I placed 6 pieces of gear--a red Camalot and a micro cam around the 3rd bolt, a couple of pieces higher, and two small wires at the last moves. I ended up in that "alcove" with the old bolt and had to make a 10 long step left to get back on line. Is that the route? The description mentions a reachy traverse left. Climbing straight up looked pretty hard, and the holds led up and right. Mar 7, 2010
Jay Eggleston
Jay Eggleston   Denver
Definetly the best 5.10 on the wall but don't expect closely spaced bolts. Jun 9, 2009
Richard M. Wright
Lakewood, CO
Richard M. Wright   Lakewood, CO
Unless I'm wrong, "and I'm never wrong", that looks like Jim Garber in the photograph - slummin' if I know this guy. Jim may be the only guy who can climb 5.13 just like he climbs 5.7, slooow and steady ! Jan 10, 2004
The third bolt (I think) before a serious runout is a spinner. If you don't want to run it out between a few of the higher bolts, take a few small to medium nuts (sorry can't remember the exact sizes I used) and a yellow Alien or something of equivalent size (you'll know when to use it). I placed the Alien and two nuts from comfortable stances. Agree that this is the best route on the crag - more sustained (with exception of "[Pink Slip]") that the others. Classic face moves on beautiful, unbroken rock. Aug 8, 2003
Leo Paik
Westminster, Colorado
Leo Paik   Westminster, Colorado  
Best route on the crag. Mar 5, 2002
Derek Lawrence   Bailey
Great Route! Finally climbed it yesterday. Thanks Alan for the new bolt as the runout up to the first bolt had kept me off this for years. I'd argue for 3 stars (or more). It's definitely the best 5.10 on the wall. Aug 24, 2001