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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: Trad
FA: Kurt Smith, Alan Nelson
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Shared By: Alan Nelson on Aug 22, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Seasonal Raptor Closures Details

Description

This is the leftmost bolted line on the Red Slab, left of an ugly trad gully/chimney. It starts on a ledge under an overlap with a 5.10 move. This overlap was originally protected by a funky #1 cam serving up an "R" rated start. Now it sports a beefy bolt on the lip. Work up left along a flake/ledge system until three bolts run straight up the face. The technical crux comes at the last bolt, and is thin and slippery, but well protected.

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Four bolts to a two bolt anchor.

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Kevin Gillest
Arvada, CO
  5.11b
Kevin Gillest   Arvada, CO
  5.11b
From 4th bolt to the anchors is exciting, thin face moves to sloper finishing holds, 15-20' ride if you blow the finish.

The anchors are looking really rough, they could really use an updated set. Oct 12, 2012
I don't really agree that there is ground fall potential clipping the 3rd bolt, it looks pretty clean to me and the climbing through this section is 5.8. i don't think using the left hand sidepull is off route at all, using it doesn't make the crux easier than an 11-. Jul 9, 2008
Jeff Lockyer
Canmore, AB
Jeff Lockyer   Canmore, AB
Nice route. Make sure not to fall slipping 3rd bolt, otherwise you have a groundfall ! The crux is very well defined, but can be eased by headingleft if you don't like the 11a move. (which is an excellent move) Spot the left hand sidepull and right hand crimp to get your feet up and finish this route off. I would give the route 2 stars as well. The route perhaps could go straight up and be 2 different routes in this case, something to try on toprope. Sep 16, 2001