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$00pr kr33m S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Boys with Power Toys S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Bulges T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c R
Diagonal T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c R
Family Man S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Film Noir S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Hippopotamus S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Hunger, The S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Junior Niblits V7 7A+
Just Another Boy's Climb T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Keyhole, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Kr33m in the $33m TR 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Left 'N Up T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c R
Nasty Boys S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Northeast Arete T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R
Pen 15 S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Prime the Pump S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Prime the Pump (Pitch 1) S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Return of Dow, The T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c X
Shalohsh S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Sick For Sleeping S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Sump Pump S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Sweet NiBLitz S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Syzygy T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c R
Trad kr33m T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Undertow S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Up and Right T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a PG13
Whipped Cream S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Whipping Post S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
k00kEEz and krEEm S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
m1n1-kr33m TR V5 6C
s00kr33m S 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
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Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Matt Samet, Rui Ferreira, Paul Glover
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Shared By: Pinklebear on Nov 8, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Temporary Trail and Raptor Closures Details

Description

This is the undercut climb on the red/brown panel right of Undertow, up on the ledge along the west face of the Slab. It begins with a hard boulder problem (***stick clip*** the first bolt or pre-rig while lowering off Undertow) and then climbs though a series of bulges on crimps, huecos, and pockets. The angle eases high, then you finish on crimps just right of an aesthetic groove to jugs and the anchors. The rock through the middle is a cool, hard-patina'ed (almost Dakota) sandstone, like you'd find on Mount Sanitas.

You can stay right though the final bulge on the face (and you'll probably go to the handlebar to rest), but the moves are more fun on the left. You can also climb past the first bolt of Undertow then rail right to the second bolt on Sweet Niblets to make a nice 12a "warm-up": NibbleToe. A long runner or double draw on the seventh bolt will help with any rope drag.

Many thanks to the Flatirons Climbing Council, the Flatirons FHRC, the Access Fund, Open Space and Mountain Parks, and OSMP ranger Rick Hatfield for helping keep climbing and new-routing alive and healthy in the Flatirons. Thanks again to Paul G for helping schlep the ropes, hardware, etc. up the hill, and to Rui for being part of sorting out the Beta and the clips.

Location

This is 10 feet right of Undertow, finishing 25 feet right.

Protection

Nine bolts plus bolted anchors. Bring a stick clip for the first bolt.

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eddie m
  5.12d
eddie m  
  5.12d
Although this route isn't nearly as good as anything else in the same ballpark of difficulty on the wall, it is worth doing, especially if everything else is being gangbanged. Oct 8, 2017
Jack Sparrow
denver, co
  5.13a
Jack Sparrow   denver, co
  5.13a
I don't know about this route, the opening boulder problem is sharp, cryptic, and really hard for me. The moves aren't really cool but just hard. I think calling this 12d is a stretch, it feels significantly harder than most I've done. After the second bolt, the rock quality decreases, but the climbing gets better. I'd avoid this route till you have sent everything at The Slab. Aug 17, 2013