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Routes in Leftovers

Alive and Kicking T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Awkward Teenage Dating T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Captain Fist T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Chicken Legs T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
I'm Telling Mom T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Mellow Yellow T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Prime Rib T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Reptillian Wall T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Salmonella Smorgasbord T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
See Snake Bounce T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Temperature's Rising T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Throat, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Too Much Crack T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Too Much Turkey!!! T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Wild Cherry T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Type: Trad, TR, 50 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 112 total, 1/month
Shared By: Charles Danforth on Apr 23, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Just left of Reptillian Wall lies this largely forgetable combination crack-face climb. The bottom half is an easy, pleasant scamper up a flake and crack system. After that, it's a steep friction climb on crystals for 15' to the rounded top of the block. Set an anchor in a narrow horizontal crack or sling the boulder above. Walk off to climber's left. Left and right variations are available. The left looks slightly easier than the right (5.8?).

Location

Follow the trail to the extreme left edge of the Leftovers (stale Leftovers?). Climb is left of Captain Fist and Prime Rib on the same buttress as Reptillian Wall.

Protection

Lots of protection on the lower half (though you won't need it), nothing on the top.

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UH??, there's a reason why Chicken Legs is called as such -- this climb & Reptilian continue past the first block for better second pitches & also to achieve their respective technical ratings (Andrew, I think you did the proper 2nd pitch to Reptilian. Chicken Legs is a variant that has an erosion feature that looks like, guess what, a couple of chicken legs). Both should be walk-offs if I remember correctly.

One thing that is really wild is these routes offer a unique vantage looking at the burned vs unburned ridgelines and draws; like some oases in the desert, really unexpected. Apr 26, 2007
Andrew Ingraham
Conifer
Andrew Ingraham   Conifer
Ahhh.. so that's the deal with this climb. I thought the wide crack was Chicken Legs. I started on top of this climb on the ledge and left a little bit and did what I thought was supposed to be a 5.8 crack and the second pitch to this, but it certainly was not 5.8. Maybe one move of 5.6 or 5.7 and the rest was really easy, with an easy walk off up top. Apr 26, 2007