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CC Left T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Crichton's Crack T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
First Iteration S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Flake-O-Saurus T,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Get Up That Tree T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lawyer on the Toilet T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lichen Lung T,TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Mud in Your Eye T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Prologue T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Recombination Mutation T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Rowdy Joe Bad S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Second Iteration S,TR 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Slot-A-Saurus aka Anatomy Lesson T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Sore-O-Pod aka Spatial Juxtaposition T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Velociraptor's Revenge T 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Type: Trad, TR, 60 ft
FA: Bob Scarpelli
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Shared By: Jesse Ryan on Jun 14, 2002
Admins: Mike Snyder, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki

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Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 Details

Description

This is sweet if you like torturous Vedauwoo routes. It is located near the center of the crag, an obvious small left facing dihedral split by two shelfs. Just right of Slot-a-saurus and left of Mud in Your Eye.

Stiff right off of the ground through a series of thin and somewhat slick hand jams. A deceptively tough entry into a shoulder width slot is likely to leave you gasping. Once inside the slot, recover a bit, stand on the shelf and tackle the next little puzzle, a seemingly holdless entry into another bodysized slot. The slot shortly dumps you onto another ledge with one final (but easier) puzzling body sized slot to enter.

Horizontal cracks on the left at the top provide a good place to set up an top rope anchor (a cordelette is nice), or set up anchor from various cracks and blocks further back to bring up the second. Very close to three stars, the only reason I could find to justify its omission from that category is the duration of the crux(s) and length of the climb. Still a must do route, and a tough and committing lead (partner said that its higher rated neighbor to the right would be an easier lead).

Protection

Cams from micro to #3 Camalot. Doubles in thin hands / hands wold be nice. If a toprope is to be set a few medium to large pieces will suffice.

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bart cubrich 1
  5.10c/d
bart cubrich 1  
  5.10c/d
I've seen a number of people whip out of the slot. As long as you aren't at the top of it, you'll be fine. Once you're in, you're in. May 29, 2014
Monty
Golden, CO
  5.11a
Monty   Golden, CO  
  5.11a
Definitely thought this was harder and more technical than Mud in Your Eye. Awesome line that will test your technique of the awkwardness. I thought the first slot was pretty heady, a fall would not be advised.
Great Route. Jul 10, 2011
Chris Sheridan
Boulder, CO
 
Chris Sheridan   Boulder, CO
 
As for 8/16/09 there is only one quick link attached to the bolts at the top. They are bomber bolts, so we just rapped off of the one that had a quick link. It would be great of someone brought up three more to outfit these bolts for a more safe rappel. Aug 16, 2009
Roger Linfield
  5.10d
Roger Linfield  
  5.10d
I climbed both Lichen Lung and Mud in Your Eye last weekend, and thought that the guidebook ratings (5.10d and 5.11a) were correct. The nature of the climbing is quite different on the two routes, making a comparison more subjective than normal. If you're not used to chimneys, the entry move into the first slot on Lichen Lung could seem harder than 5.10d. Both climbs were high quality routes. Oct 17, 2005
nolteboy
Fort Collins, CO
 
nolteboy   Fort Collins, CO
 
I agree 100% - I have been saying for years that the grades on Lichen Lung and Mud in Your Eye are bass-ackwards! Apr 18, 2005
I agree with Joe, Mud in your eye and Lichen Lung should have their ratings reversed! Both are excellent routes and should not be missed if your in the area. Dec 25, 2003
Way harder than Mud in your Eye. Flipping the grades on Mud and Lichen Lung is probably a little more realistic. Sep 3, 2003
This is a really good route that is extremely short, but stout. Fire up to the slot fast to avoid the pump. Once you're there, its over. Probably harder than Mud in Your Eye. Sep 3, 2003