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Routes in Rico Suave Buttress

Coal Miner's Tale S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Good Old Days, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Grit and Bear It S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Louisiana Lou and the Tickler of Poon T 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Not on the First Date S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Nude Brute S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Out of the Bag S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Pockets of Resistance S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Preparation H S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Rico Suave S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sand in My Crack (Cuddle Monkey) T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Second Thoughts T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Totally Tammy S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Trouble in Paradise S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
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Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Doug Cosby 1991
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Shared By: MauryB on Sep 4, 2007
Admins: Pnelson, Ladd, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones

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Access Issue: Writing in chalk Details


Pick your line and dance up the less-than-vertical face on thin moves.


Around the corner to the left from Rico Suave on the face with the same aspect, i.e. the face adjacent to Grit and Bear it.


5 bolts + anchors


Jacob Sustrich
Jacob Sustrich  
Pretty fun route! Fall in the first two bolts could be a bit questionable so move carefully. Pockets and some stuff at the top could be wet after a rainstorm. Also, you'll probably have to stray from the bolt line a bit, but don't let the chalk super far out fool you. May 20, 2016
Ven Popov
Ven Popov  
Felt much harder than a 5.10a, more like a 5.10c. I like technical slab and I sent it, but the moves are harder than most 10b's I've done. Also, a lot of the chalked up holds to the right are red herrings - stay as close to the bolt line as possible, otherwise be prepared for a sketchy traverse. Jun 11, 2018
Fine Han
Pittsburgh, PA
Fine Han   Pittsburgh, PA
If you fall from first bolt, you will probably hurt yourself badly because it's placed low. Watch the belayer's position since there's a gap between the base of the wall/belayer's rock. Follow the bolt like (like Ven said, many red herring chalk marks to the right) to avoid dangerous falls. Jun 12, 2018
Sam Leitner
Washington, District of Col…
Sam Leitner   Washington, District of Col…
Yeah, we saw people do some wild stuff on chalked up holds out right on this route. Other than immediately before you clip the first bolt, there's really no need to leave the bolt line. It was raining pretty hard, but this stayed shockingly dry. Jul 10, 2018

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