Type: Trad, 90 ft
FA: FFA -- B. Anderson, H. Barber, July, 1973
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Shared By: Chris Duca on Jan 28, 2007
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Get ready for some finger-lockin' fun!! The Slot climbs the thin crack with the distinctive pod about 2/3 up and joins the last 10 feet of They Died Laughing.

Although it is a little stout in the grade, it is, nonetheless, a good test of finger fortitude!


The thin crack to the left of They Died Laughing.


A #2 Camalot at the beginning, then mostly small Stoppers, Camalots/Aliens, and a couple .75 Camalots for the traverse crack into They Died.


lee hansche
goffstown, nh
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
This is a fun route if you like thin fingers cracks....there is a direct finish possible using crimpers and slopers going directly up from about halfway through the traverse crack...more often top roped, but it's a fun lead though a little heady maybe...it makes the line a little more independent.... Feb 4, 2007
David Shiembob
slc, ut
David Shiembob   slc, ut
A thrilling onsight for me last fall. Plugging in a couple of really thin pieces and punching it through the crux was awesome. I thought it was accurately rated. Mar 6, 2007
john strand
southern colo
john strand   southern colo
one of the best 5.10 thin cracks in the cliff. Apr 6, 2010
Morgan Patterson   CT  
First climbed this (and sent clean) 20 years ago when I was 13! No way my fingers would fit in this now! Jan 24, 2014
RyderS Stroud
Liming, Yunnan Province, CN
RyderS Stroud   Liming, Yunnan Province, CN
Crux rolls around just below the ledge underneath the big pod. Paste your feet, lock down your fingers, and pull! Thin, but a good constriction always seemed within a reasonable distance. Great route! Jun 28, 2014
Peter Lewis
Bridgton, ME
Peter Lewis   Bridgton, ME
Skinny fingers really help! Can't imagine doing this with sausage paws. One of the best thin cracks on Cathedral. Sep 10, 2015
New Haven, CT
GabeO   New Haven, CT
@ Peter above: I can imagine doing it with sausage fingers. It's really effin hard. I hung. LOL May 31, 2016
john strand
southern colo
john strand   southern colo
Thumbs up for better jams all !!!! May 31, 2016
Jacob Kopell
Bozeman, Mt
Jacob Kopell   Bozeman, Mt
If you want to climb and then clean on rappel it is possible to make it to the anchors at the top of the corner/roof. I think it took a 70m though, and definitely only for rap, wouldn't want to lower over that. Sep 17, 2017
Sean M
Sean M  
Fun route, crux is well protected, couple thin moves to a thank-god ledge. Oct 17, 2017
Francois Cote
Fredericton, NB
Francois Cote   Fredericton, NB
Absolutely amazing pitch. I have fat fingers but still made it work and found it a bit soft for 10b. Great gear throughout! Jul 13, 2018
Dhane Knakkergaard
Intervale, NH
Dhane Knakkergaard   Intervale, NH
Protects so well and the movement is so natural. Stout for the grade though..? Oct 22, 2018