Type: Trad, TR, 40 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 845 total · 6/month
Shared By: George Perkins on Nov 30, 2008
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Description

Belly Flop seeks out the obvious hand crack that is left of the finish for Belly Up.

Start 6' right of Chuckwalla (the obvious wide crack with the flake), or about 6' left of Belly Up and Grandstanding in a thin crack, which ends 15' up. Next you'll need to run it out on a featured slab (easier than it initially looks; but heady for a marginal 5.9 leader) to gain the obvious vertical hand crack near the top. This hand crack at the top is steep and fun and well-protected by large cams.

Leaders looking for a well-protected 5.8/5.9 might do well to begin as for Belly Up, then step left and finish with the hand crack finish of Belly Flop, which is better protected than the seam that is the regular finish for Belly Up.

I never did find a "belly flop" move.

Protection

Rack up to a #4 camalot. A 2-bolt anchor set for Belly Up can be shared with this climb.

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