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Routes in The Stumbling Block

Battle's End S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Decoletage S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Lips Against the Steel T,S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
Naked Kill T 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b R
Razor Blade Titillation S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Sabaki T,S,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Unknown 1 T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Unknown 2 T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad, Sport, TR, 40 ft
FA: B. Ruckman, M. Carnacchoine, 1990
Page Views: 108 total · 1/month
Shared By: Leo Paik on May 3, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Perhaps if you're bored....

A seldom climbed line on the formation called Stumbling Block in the lower part of the canyon about a 1/3 of a mile W of and N of Tunnel 1. Viewed from below, there is a spire like rock that may draw yer eye. This block winds up being smaller and less interesting than you might expect. You can approach this from downhill of the Skinny Legs Formation. Expect to break a sweat and probably spend 20+ minutes in the process.

Find/spy a couple bolts just left of a dihedral/chimney. Climb up via face moves and then a crack using gear to reach the 2 bolts and then the ledge. You can use gear plus clip a bolt of Decolletage (a 5.12 b/c pitch above with 7 bolts) for an anchor.

Protection

Small cams plus 2 QD, plus gear and sling for anchors.

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