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Routes in S-Curve - Lower

Alpenbock Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Black Monday S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Bourbon Street S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Choir Boy S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Chorus Line S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
City Slave S,TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Clastic Cling S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Cross Town S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Gas Chamber S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Hard Times Variation T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Ionic Bonding S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Madison Avenue S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Mass Wasting S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Melting Point S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Not Much T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Old Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Red Light District S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Skid Row Variation S,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Times Square S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Tres Facile T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Unknown S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: John Steiger on Apr 18, 2008
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

This is the big prominent corner leading to and past the right side of the giant roof on Lower S Curve, left of the Melting Point bolt line. Easy climbing up the corner ends at an obvious hand rail diagonalling right out of the corner. This is the crux. While the route is well-protected, be circumspect about how the rope runs, lest you end up with horrendous rope drag. The hand rail turns into a small ledge which hooks up with the last 20 or so feet of Melting Point. Ruckmans' guide shows another finish, but I can't quite figure out where it is in conjunction with the line we did.

Location

Rap from the chains on Melting Point (60m rope necessary).

Protection

Standard trad rack to a 3 inch cam.

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