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Anti-Sport, The T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Body Count S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Catch and Release S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Iron Maiden S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Marquis de Sade S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Mists of Avalon S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sex Slave T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Slayer S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Spare Rib T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sport Climber's Demise, The T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Sword In The Stone S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Tunnel of Love T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Richard Rossiter and Christine Damiano, 2001
Page Views: 2,996 total, 17/month
Shared By: TBD on Oct 17, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Slayer is the third route from the left on the First Tier, just right of Iron Maiden. It starts by the large block at the base of the cliff. Follow the bolt line up and to the right passing a bulge down low (crux) and continuing to surmount the obvious roof above.

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7 bolts, 2 bolt anchor.

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S. Neoh
  5.10b
S. Neoh  
  5.10b
I echo the two comments above about being on your game down low. To me, the crux is between bolt #2 and #3. Sep 3, 2017
Naataanii Todea
Boulder, CO
 
Naataanii Todea   Boulder, CO
 
Bolts are where you need them to be, no more than that. The roof is a little spicy! Final bolt below roof is a little low for me! Dec 25, 2016
Hiro Kurotsuchi
Colorado
 
Hiro Kurotsuchi   Colorado
 
Agree with everybody else - be on your game, there are bolts where you really need them, but don't goof while clipping them. Falls with all the slack out would be undesirable.

Update - bring one or more long draws for rope drag. Aug 9, 2012
keith story
Boulder, CO
  5.10b PG13
keith story   Boulder, CO
  5.10b PG13
I took the fall on the third clip while stepping through. Not wearing helmet==== Idiocy. I flipped upside down and ended up staring about 18 inches from the starting rock.

BE CAREFUL on this one and don't try it when you're hungover, tired, or sloppy.

Otherwise, excellent route with creative opportunities. Jul 23, 2011
slim

  5.10b
slim    
  5.10b
Good climbing in general, but rap bolting + clipping crux = completely lame. Sep 1, 2008
Gary Schmidt
Boulder, CO
 
Gary Schmidt   Boulder, CO
 
Fun route. Crux is definitely figuring out the first roof and then the next couple of moves. Though I did it very differently then my partner, so there is more than one way to slay the beast! Nice climb with interesting moves. My first time in the area and was impressed overall. Aug 7, 2005
Clint Locks
Boulder
  5.10c
Clint Locks   Boulder
  5.10c
Ron-Of course by 'good fall' you mean a BAD fall, right? I seem to remember it's pretty committing to pull that section. This one's fun! Actually, this whole area is nice. Sep 13, 2004
Ron Olsen
Boulder, CO
  5.10b
Ron Olsen   Boulder, CO
  5.10b
Pumpy moves past the little overhang above the second bolt, and a committing clip at the third bolt; don't blow it or you're looking at a good fall. Aug 20, 2004