Type: Trad, 90 ft (27 m)
FA: Steve Strong, Greg White
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Shared By: Lizzy Trower on Jan 27, 2006 · Updates
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Toxic Shock is one of the most gorgeous parallel handcracks I've ever seen. For the standard start to Toxic Shock layback the splitter finger crack to the left of the bolted arete of Slapshot. It is possible to bypass this crux layback and start on the 5.8 handcrack of Even Steven. Once on the midway ledge, climb the amazing handcrack.


Standard trad rack with several (2-4) #1 Camalots (or equivalent) unless you are very comfortable on Index 5.9. If you are starting with the 5.8 cracks, some bigger gear (e.g. #3 Camalot) is nice. There is a rap station/anchor at the top.