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Before There Were Nine S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Coldfusion T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Crime Victim S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Cryogenics T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Engagement, The S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Espresso Love S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Girly Man S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Grotto Wall Traverse T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Headless Crankin' Chicken S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Headless Franken Chicken S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Insurrection S 5.14c 8c+ 34 XI- 35 E9 7b
Knuckle Head, The S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Mad Arab T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
One for the Road S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Pea Brain S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b R
Scene of the Crime S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Space Sluts in the Slammer S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Stage Fright S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Stand By Your Van T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Star Spangled Dangle S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Stranger Than Fiction T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Tarzan S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Tommy's 13b S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Twin Cracks T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Under Pressure S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Under Pressure - Extension S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Victims of Fashion T,S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Wire and Fire T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
YQ T,TR 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b R
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: M. Baker, B. Perlmutter, 1991
Page Views: 1,760 total, 15/month
Shared By: Ivan Rezucha on Jul 6, 2008
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This is a nice, pumpy line just right of the first pitch of Twin Cracks. Start on Twin Cracks or climb the unprotected and 5.9ish slot to the right. Place a piece or two in a flake and move right to the first bolt. A couple of difficult moves, including some stemming, lead to a layback and a difficult clip of the last bolt. Another 20' or so of easier unprotected or gear-protected climbing leads to the anchors.

Protection

4 bolts plus the anchors plus gear. I placed 5 pieces of gear, 2 before the first bolt and 3 after the last bolt, including a nut, 3 finger-sized cams, and a yellow/#2 Camalot. The guidebook says bring only a 0.5 cam, in which case you want to place that before the first bolt.

Location

Start as for Twin Cracks, then move right below the cracks to the first bolt.

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michalm
Boulder, CO
  5.10
michalm   Boulder, CO
  5.10
Great warm-up. Moves from the first bolt to past the last bolt are fun and engaging. Forgot to bring gear for this one, and it wasn't too bad. Aug 10, 2015
Jason Ogasian
South Lake Tahoe
Jason Ogasian   South Lake Tahoe
4 bolts were replaced on this route in January 2012 thanks to support from the ASCA.



safeclimbing.org/ Oct 17, 2012
Lynn S
  5.10c
Lynn S  
  5.10c
Bolts are in odd spots but the climbing from just below the first bolt (green Camalot) to the anchor is really fun, cool movement. Jul 15, 2009
Probably a three star top rope and a two star lead. Like the previous poster said the bolts are in wierd spots. Just tr it after twin cracks. Nice sequence through the crux! Makes you think a bit. Shares anchors with twin cracks. Jul 13, 2009
slim

  5.10c
slim    
  5.10c
good climbing marred by awkward bolt placement. did the FA party get drunk in the parking lot, blindfold a dude, spin him around, and have him shoot 4 paintballs at the wall? Jun 15, 2009