Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Jim Hall
Page Views: 3,159 total · 15/month
Shared By: Adam Holmes on Dec 31, 2001
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

"Wanna grow up to be, be a debaser" - The Pixies.

Another one of the "chain" routes, Debaser sits just right of Vitamin H. The rock fall of 1998 supposedly improved the quality of the lower section of Debaser. With its large roof at 2/3 height, Debaser involves a little more power than some of the other Arsenal routes. But the difficulties don't stop after the roof so keep punching it to the anchors. Oh, and leave your knee-pad at home because it won't be of much use on this one (I did get a nice butt-scum at one point. I may have to develop rubber C-4 underwear).

P.S.: You can traverse left at the large roof onto Vitamin H to climb a variation called Vitamin D (12d).

Protection

In-situ chain draws.

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Yo Adam, there is a useful kneescum... to bump to the first huge sloper with the right hand in the roof. It is the arsenal right? May 25, 2004
Adam Holmes
  5.12d
Adam Holmes  
  5.12d
Dr. Lee, I presume. Only you would need a kneescum, to avoid undue stress on your injury-prone tendons. May 25, 2004
Adam, that other Christopher Lee ain't me. I finally signed on as Dr. Chris Lee. I toyed with The Real Chris Lee but didn't want to upset my co-named reviewer :) Sep 21, 2009
DB Cee
Chattanooga, TN
DB Cee   Chattanooga, TN
Way harder than Pumporama. Apr 7, 2010
Jeremy H
  5.12d
Jeremy H  
  5.12d
Easier than Pumporama. Apr 7, 2010
Rami Najjar
  5.12d
Rami Najjar  
  5.12d
Beta on the face just after the roof is key. I got a glorious send on this last route of the last day. Really worth it. I miss Rifle! Aug 15, 2011
Colin Lantz
Nederland, CO
Colin Lantz   Nederland, CO
Exactly right, Adam, the name is in reference to the song Debaser by the band The Pixies from the album Doolittle (1989). Jim Hall was a big fan of theirs, and he turned me on to them. I saw them in November of 1989 at the Boulder Theater. My wife broke her foot moshing in the pit at that show when some huge dude in combat boots stomped on it.
youtube.com/watch?v=7q5WjYj… Jul 27, 2012