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69.5 Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Corner T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Crack T,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
D's Dry Dream S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Death of Innocents (aka Chick Filet) S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Don't Pout 'Cause Yer Down 'n Out T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Don't Pout Climb Up and Out T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Drinking Wine with the Chinese (aka The Jizzler) T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hate Hate (aka Whiskey Run) S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Henry Spies the Line S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
High Plains Whimper S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Ian Murders Another Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Ian and Pat Spy Yet Another Easy Line T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Kevin Spies the Line S,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Kevin's Trad Line T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Let's Wake up Ronnie and Barb T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Lying on the Ground S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Mind Mantel Arete S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Moment of Weakness S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Pigeon Pile Pinnacle S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Redrum T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Risky One (aka Best Route EVER!) S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sleeper T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Table Top T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Umph T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Unknown at TT Area S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
When In Doubt T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad, 55 ft
FA: Tod Anderson, 1991
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Shared By: David Hous on Apr 6, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This is located just to the left of Kevin Spies the Line and about 50' right of the Mind Mantel Arete. There are nice moves up the blunt arete on generally good holds. I enjoyed this much more that the popular Henry Spies the Line next door. The upper arete is continuously interesting. It is more of a sport route than a trad route, but I listed it as trad because I think most people will want something more than the bolts. Definitely worth doing!

#68 in Hubbel's book, #64 in Rolofson.

Protection

Small and medium cams plus two bolts on the face to a two bolt anchor.

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Ben Cassedy
Denver, CO
  5.10b
Ben Cassedy   Denver, CO
  5.10b
I didn't find it very continuous, more like a two or three move wonder, but overall a fun climb. Agree with the above comments about gear: optional but not strictly necessary. Mar 5, 2011
outdooreric
Bishop, CA
  5.10a
outdooreric   Bishop, CA
  5.10a
I was quite shocked to see the new guidebook give this a 10c rating. I thought it was soft for the original 10b rating! I did use a nut placement to protect the moves to the first bolt which is at 15 about feet. Mar 5, 2010
GeoffElson Elson
  5.10-
GeoffElson Elson  
  5.10-
Don't be scared off if you don't have gear, it's only necessary for the most faint of heart. Jan 8, 2009
FA - TA Feb. 1991. Jul 15, 2008
This route is actually a full-on sport route. There are four bolts total. Sure the first bolt is 20 feet up, but just scramble up easy terrain on the left and move right to clip the first bolt, or take some med sized nuts and go straight up. We watched someone replace the two older cold shuts that used to be there with nice new red painted bolts--I believe he replaced the once-questionable anchor as well. much thanks to whoever that was!

regardless, a very fun, steep and pumpy route with some great moves. feels more sustained than most table one-move wonders! Apr 16, 2002