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Acne Problem S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Clearisil S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Games Without Frontiers S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Hydrotube S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Off Ramp, The S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Scarface S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Shingles S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Type: Sport, 2 pitches
FA: Walt Corvington and Alan Amos
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Shared By: Nick Isaac on Apr 9, 2008
Admins: Nate Ball, Micah Klesick

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Description

Start out at the base of the Hydrotube. I generally lead up and clip the first bolt of the tube, then veer right (I don't think it adds much rope drag). Some say that a #3 Camalot protects a supposed run-out section to the 2nd bolt, but I'd venture to say that it is not that run out, and gear is a waste of time. Fun slab climbing on good edges and underclings.

A short bouldery crux is thought provoking during the last 3 (very closely spaced) bolts.

One 60m rope works fine if you lower off from the first anchors.

There is a 2nd pitch that climbs a right facing corner but I haven't climbed it. If you plan on climbing the 2nd pitch bring a small selection of gear to 2".

Walk off, or rappel with 2 ropes.

Location

Start at the base of the Hydrotube. Rappel from the first set of anchors w/ one rope or continue up the 2nd pitch w/ two ropes to rappel, or walk off.

Protection

1st pitch: QD's
2nd pitch: Gear to 2"

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Cameron Casey
Las Vegas
 
Cameron Casey   Las Vegas
 
Super fun route that is totally worth doing. I would recommend bringing 2 #3 camalots for the climb. Why not? Dec 22, 2015