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Slot-A-Saurus aka Anatomy Lesson

5.9+, Trad, TR, 70 ft (21 m),  Avg: 3 from 47 votes
FA: unknown
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Description

This is the longest route on the cliff and a good one, too. It is located to the right of Lawyer on the Toilet and 15' left of Lichen Lung. Climbs up a right facing slot and around the corner to a nice finger crack. Next, the line becomes a short and interesting flare, a #0 TCU possible near the top. Save some 1"-2" protection for the final crack.

Protection

Standard rack up to 4".

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Looking up from the base of the route.
[Hide Photo] Looking up from the base of the route.
The splitter on the second half of the pitch.
[Hide Photo] The splitter on the second half of the pitch.

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Brian Weinstein
  5.10a
[Hide Comment] There is a strenuous move of 10- entering the final flare. A good one to do before knocking out the two beauties to the right. Aug 4, 2006
Mark Calder
Fort Collins, CO
[Hide Comment] Huzzah for that final #0 or #00 in the top of the offwidth flaring chute! It makes exiting the chute a fun move instead of a pants soiling endeavor.

It took me a long time to puzzle out how to enter the offwidth flare. The final top-out was a bit strenuous, but it was on excellent hand jams. It's a smorgasboard of crack climbing with each size of crack nicely divided into its own section. Aug 12, 2008
[Hide Comment] Called "Anatomy Lesson" in Rock Climbing @ Vedauwoo (Kelman). Mar 30, 2009
Clay Stoner
Sheridan, WY
  5.9+
[Hide Comment] MUST DO! This is a great line, with a lot of variation caused by the stepping of the rock. I don't know if the top section could be called offwidth, since it can be done with some thin fingers for balance and solid feet jamming. I never used anything larger then a #3 c4. Small stoppers are adequate for the top section. Fun venture up solid rock with a bear hug finish or finger locking goodness! Oct 4, 2009
BretWith1T
Laramie, Wyoming
 
[Hide Comment] Great sport! Even more so when you get caught in a sleet storm halfway up. Lots of variety on solid rock. The rap anchors are both intact now. Oct 11, 2010
Rob Davies UK
Cheshire, UK
  5.10a
[Hide Comment] Lots of variety. Knees useful to get into top groove. Oct 16, 2010
bart cubrich 1
Laramie, WY
  5.9
[Hide Comment] Cool route. Found gear a little thin right before the roof, but worth doing if you are in the area. May 29, 2014
NOCO Crystal
Loveland, CO
 
[Hide Comment] This is a great route to top rope solo. The anchors can be reached fairly safely, and then you can easily back it up. Because of the nature of the climb, it can be done several different ways and makes for a great outing. There are other routes as well with anchors at the top. Overall, a great place to solo. Jul 30, 2014
cstebbins024
Laramie, WY
  5.9+
[Hide Comment] Offsets cams are great for the upper half. Oct 20, 2014