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Alley Cat Street S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Climb to Safety T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Death Tongue Variation T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Hitcher, The S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Narrows Crack T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
White Line Fever T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Jun 21, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

A pleasant little roadside route that is quite close to the road. This is on the upstream end of the North Narrows Slab about 5.3 miles up past CO Hwy 7 & US 36.

Clip a bolt, a pin, and follow 4 more bolts to the top. The crux seemed to be in the upper half of the route where the pitch steepens a bit. It could be soft for 10a, but it's reasonably fun. Rolofson's and Hubbel's guide list it at 5.10a and they give it 2 of 5 & 3 of 5 stars respectively. 1.48 stars here :) 25m.

Protection

5 bolts, 1 pin, 2 bolt anchor.

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On 5/16/2006, Ron Olsen and I replaced the five protection bolts and two anchor bolts with stainless steel (SS) 3/8" Rawl bolts and upgraded the old SMC hangers with Petzl Couers. This route lies in a often-wet water streak so the upgrade seemed appropriate. We also added rings for rappel.

The hardware for this work was provided by the ASCA (www.safeclimbing.org). They appreciate your support. May 18, 2006
Matt Juth
Evergreen
  5.10a
Matt Juth   Evergreen
  5.10a
Paul is just a big weenie. The pro's fine.... Apr 21, 2004
Yeah, I have to give this one 2 stars (measured against other climbs in the area). Fun balancy climbing with a short crux section. Dec 3, 2003
This slab is not a "gimme". 10a seems fair. Maybe it was my concern over the quality of the bolts. Not the worse I have ever clipped though, but probably could stand to be updated. Fall Factors would be low, so they probably ok. At least a SSV 2 stars maybe 3 if you consider the approach. The anchor leaves a little to be desired, but is functional. A Hilti just ain't in my budget right now. Aug 30, 2003