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Boys with Power Toys

5.12b, Sport,  Avg: 3.1 from 62 votes
FA: Chris Beh, 1989
Colorado > Boulder > Flatirons > South > Slab
Access Issue: Temporary Trail and Raptor Closures Details

Description

This varied line is on the north face of The Slab, right where the wall begins to bend west and climb uphill toward Undertow. It can be recognized by the double-overhanging dihedral which caps it.

Intricate face climbing down low leads to ever-steepening rock and a thuggish roof. Crank the roof and move up into the corner, which may or may not be the route's crux depending on how you feel about corners. A final crank gains the anchors over the slab. This route is protected by 9 bolts.

Protection

11 quickdraws.

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Mid-way up the route
[Hide Photo] Mid-way up the route
The upper half of route with the overhang and corner.
[Hide Photo] The upper half of route with the overhang and corner.
Power Toys on the right. <br>
Family Man, left route.
[Hide Photo] Power Toys on the right. Family Man, left route.
At the crux.
[Hide Photo] At the crux.

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reboot
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[Hide Comment] A good route that rewards technique more than brawn. More interesting move than many other routes on this wall. Jun 20, 2011
Rui Ferreira
Boulder, CO
  5.12b
[Hide Comment] It is best to have a bit of slack on the upper crux (by bolt 7) and provide a soft catch in a case of leader fall to avoid the lip of the overhang below. Jul 21, 2014
bliu
CO
[Hide Comment] Is there any secret to the crux sequence? Worked this route with a friend this past weekend, and the moves at the top dihedral seemed outworldly harder than most of the other 12s at this crag, we both got spanked. Good climb, but holy crap this thing puts up a fight at the end. May 6, 2019