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Routes in Atlantis Slab

Above the .11 S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Aquaman Arete S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Black Bart (aka Unknown 1) S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Dam The Water Board T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Drefach Lambda S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Fluff Boys T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Hot Lava (aka Soliloquy) T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X
Island Rhythm TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Leper, The TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Mermaid (AKA: unknown 2) S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Missing The Dike aka Two Dikes for Dinner S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Natives are Restless, The TR 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
No Bore a Bora T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Sea Serpent (aka: Unknown 4) S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Seventh Wave T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Snark Hunt T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
This Bolt's For You T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Tim's Variation TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Tim's Walkway S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Transformer T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Trident (aka: Unknown 3) TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Unknown TR TR 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Unsupervised Bolting S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 167 total · 1/month
Shared By: slim on Jan 31, 2005
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This route is on Atlantis Slab, pretty much near the center. There is a large block on the ground at the base that forms sort of a trough. This route begins slightly to the right. From below, it is apparent by a system of thin block/flakes that make up the slab in this section.

Climb straight up, following the path of least resistance. The rock sounds a bit hollow through here when you pound on it. Go straight up over a big, hatchet-faced flake of sorts onto a ledge. Fire straight up over several more ledges and slab climbing past a bolt and onward to the anchor. Rappel from a 2 or 3 bolt anchor.

It is a decent route, probably one to do once, but not a destination.

Protection

A light Platte rack, stoppers, and a set of pieces to wide hands.

Poison Ivy Alert

Per Sylvia: there can be lots of poison ivy after rains.

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teece303
Highlands Ranch, CO
5.8+ X
teece303   Highlands Ranch, CO
5.8+ X
I tried to lead this once: I ended up bailing. I just couldn't find enough gear, and the only bolt was really far up there. My partner thought it was well-protected, and the old Hubbel guide doesn't even give it an R rating (and it lists two more bolts than modern descriptions state).

Wasn't sure what was up with this route. Maybe it really is an X? Honestly, I think a couple bolts should be retro'd, but that's just me. Heck, maybe it had two more bolts at one time.... Jun 3, 2014
Sylvia
  5.7 R
Sylvia  
  5.7 R
It can feel runout on this route, but it is possible to place enough gear to get to the bolt. There are a few subtle stopper placements in the horizontal crack above the little overhang while you're traversing. Jul 12, 2014
Jay Eggleston
Denver
  5.7 R
Jay Eggleston   Denver
  5.7 R
I think this route is "R" rated, not "X". The part that seemed runout was right before the bolt. There is protection above the little roof. I used small cams, not stoppers, but stoppers would work. There are several horizontal cracks. I think it is 5.7 as well. Not 5.8. The newest guide also says it is 5.7. Oct 17, 2015
RuudVN
  5.7 R
RuudVN  
  5.7 R
I will agree w/the R-rating, 5.7, and horizontal crack. I got an ok #3 in the groove a few feet after the horizontal crack mentioned above. It may also take something bigger. It's a fun route but a little sparse up high which lessens the joy. Jul 23, 2017

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