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Chomping the Bit

5.10a, Sport, 30 ft (9 m),  Avg: 2.4 from 32 votes
FA: unknown
Missouri > WM: Cliff Drive > Overhang

Description

Start right of the crack and head up on face holds to the arete/dihedral.

A little chossy left around the corner after the 3rd bolt. 

Location

This is the leftmost bolted line under the Overhang. It ends only partway up the wall.

Protection

3 bolts, 2 bolt anchor.

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Travis in the crux of Chomping the Bit.
[Hide Photo] Travis in the crux of Chomping the Bit.
Solo aid practice.
[Hide Photo] Solo aid practice.
Solo aid practice.
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Solo aid practice.
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Solo aid practice.
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Steve low on Chomping the Bit.
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Comments [Hide ALL Comments]

Erik Pohlman
Westminster, CO
  5.10a
[Hide Comment] A key hold on the left variation at the top, much to the amusement of some, has broken off. Aug 2, 2008
Erik Pohlman
Westminster, CO
  5.10a
[Hide Comment] As of 10-30-08, the old rusty aid bolt is no longer on the route. No more aiding through the crux. That's ok, though, because now with the fixed draws, you can lower off the 3rd bolt if you can't pull through. Oct 30, 2008
trisgo
Omaha, NE (at the moment)
[Hide Comment] I picked this route to practice some clean aid on and found it to be a great route. The crack that runs along the left side is solid, takes pro really nicely, and leads right to the anchors at the top. Apr 1, 2013
Andrew Ellis
Taos, NM
  5.10b
[Hide Comment] Try to follow the bolt line to spice it up a bit more! I feel it noticeably ups the difficulty compared to the beta most folks use. Apr 16, 2017
[Hide Comment] clipping the anchors was the most challenging part of the route with the available footing and polished stone Sep 6, 2018