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14 Carats S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Breakfast in Bhopal S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Chip Off the Block S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Easy Money S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Enola Gay T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Ewetopia S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Family Jewels S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Fire It Up S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Flight Stimulator S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Follow Me Tuolumne S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Gem, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Handyman T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Holiday In Cambodia S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Illusions S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Jewel Of The Wild S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Lucy in the Sky S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Ministry of the Almighty Crimp S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
My Testosterone Poisoned Friend S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Pocket Change S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13
Potato Chipper S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Precious Stone S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Pubic Zirconium S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Smoldering Horse Flesh S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Sonic Youth S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Splitting the Stone S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Stinger S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Stress Rehearsal S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Sunrise Arete S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Topaz S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Tottering into Antiquity S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Traditional Trickery T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Tryptophan S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Welcome to Yosemite T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
What's the Combo? S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
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Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: John Musso, Wayne Montoya, Rick Thomspon
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Shared By: Monomaniac on May 30, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

An excellent, new addition to Shelf, this route is only slightly squeezed in (as compared to other routes of this era).

Begin just right of Precious Stone, climbing up to the ledge and the first bolt. Traverse right to the rounded arete, presumably avoiding the big column out right. Head up the prow with some difficult slaps to a great rest at mid-height. A massive pocket provides some good underclinging possibilities, and sequential pockets and a mono head up to easier ground and the anchors. This route is a bit contrived. One could probably stem to the right wall at numerous spots, but if you put on your 'Shelf blinders' this is a great route on perfect rock.

Location

100 feet north of the Family Jewels section is a clean wall with 2 bolted routes. Potato Chipper is the right route on this wall.

Protection

Bolts to 2 BA.

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SammyJ
Colorado springs
 
SammyJ   Colorado springs
 
I did not find it tempting to stem out to the right. The movement seemed to flow well. Sure clipping the 3rd is a little heady, but I didn't see any real risk in blowing it as a fall there would be clean. Mar 6, 2017
AJ O.
Arvada, CO
 
AJ O.   Arvada, CO
 
So many better routes at The Vault than this thing. Finding holds is half the battle. The other half is keeping you rope out of the cactus that surround this pile. Oct 24, 2016
Curt MacNeill
Boulder, CO
 
Curt MacNeill   Boulder, CO
 
Fantastic line with great stone and movement. Do it! Nov 18, 2015
slim

  5.12a
slim    
  5.12a
Pretty tedious to not use the column/stance at the bottom. Hanging the draw at the 3rd bolt is a long reach, even if you are 6'2", +2. Couldn't quite get it clipped and had to clip off tough holds with a thin stance. Fell just as I got the rope clipped. Another bolt up high was hard to hang the draw as well. Do yourself a favor, try to have your partner hang the draws. If the 3rd bolt was about 6" lower, it would be a pretty easy clip. I thought this was a slight knock against the route. with some minor tweaks it could be 3 or 4 stars. Jun 4, 2012
Awfully contrived with the corner on the right and discontinuous movement. Not nearly as good as the route to its left. Oct 30, 2010