Slot Machine [Suggest Change]
Avg: 2.5 from 21 votes
|Type:||Trad, Sport, 70 ft|
|Page Views:||2,407 total · 22/month|
|Shared By:||Bill Olszewski on Apr 16, 2009|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
Description [Suggest Change]
Scramble up to the alcove where Water Cracks (5.8) begins. Interesting and off-balance moves take you into the slot on the right. Climb the slot up to the top of the pinnacle on the right to find the first chain anchor for Tree Corner (5.8). This line entails a wide mix of climbing: face, on knobs and pockets, offwidth, stemming and lieback. This route is a little dirty and will result in sand and small rocks falling on your belayer. Slot Machine is easy for the grade, perhaps 5.7. It is well-enough bolted but you can place a couple #5 Camelots in the run-out sections, maybe even a #4. Rappel to descend or continue up Tree Corner.
Location [Suggest Change]
At the left end of VD wall, in an alcove to the right of the short slab.
Protection [Suggest Change]
6 bolts, bolted chain anchor