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Routes in Motherlode Rock - North Face

Fun Police S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Grizzly Wizard T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Light The Fuse S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Nitroglycerine S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Powder Keg S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Short Fuse S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Smackdown S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Whiptail S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Chris Miller, May 2002
Page Views: 1,151 total, 9/month
Shared By: C Miller on Mar 13, 2007
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

The first half of this route involves slab climbing past two bolts which leads to a short but gently overhanging headwall where the crux is to be found. A sequential series of moves past the third bolt gain the last bolt and the crux, which involves a strenuous lieback to gain a jug, after the jug a few moves up and over reach the anchors.

There's a bit of rope drag on the lip so it's best to rap off as opposed to lowering.

Location

Found in a recessed area just right of Nitroglycerine and a short ways left of Smackdown.

Protection

4 bolts, chain anchors

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rcguy  
Was waiting for a party to finish Powder Keg and found this climb nearby. A bit of everything in a short climb. Slab, undercling and lieback. Recommended! Aug 5, 2013