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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 S 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, TR
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Alan Nelson on Aug 23, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Seasonal Raptor Closures Details

Description

Between "Slip and Slide" and "Snakes For Snacks" is a shallow, left-slanting groove running up the wall. Starting at a small etched grafitti "MK '74", this route wanders up the face left of the groove. Following the line of least resistance keeps the grade at 5.9, but protection is minimal, requires a lot of fiddling, and might not hold a fall. If you're not a solid 5.9 leader with good route-finding skills, good trad protection skills, and a head for runouts, STAY AWAY or toprope it. If you really feel up for the lead, give serious consideration to soloing it when nobodys around to watch you die. DON'T DO IT if you think anyone will be impressed - they'll just think you're stupid.

Protection

Sketchy and marginal at best: small wires to mid-sized cams, possibly an old 1/4" death bolt and two fixed copperheads to a two bolt anchor with chains atop "Slip and Slide". Safer to toprope.

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Ted Peterson
Boulder, CO
Ted Peterson   Boulder, CO
Led it this morning and that description is about accurate. I opposed some small wires and did a little nesting but felt alright about the pro. Offset nuts really helped. Think I plugged a TCU. Wandered into the crack a couple feet right of the smooth, natural ending. How much faith do you have in your pro?

Side note: Continued two more pitches to the top. Very delicate, particular climbing. Don't do it. Aug 21, 2011