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Shared By: Steve Lineberry on Oct 5, 2009
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If you are short follow a crimp directly under the bolt, if you are tall you can go big to a hidden pocket out right. At the top it gets a little slabby.


Far right route, shares ring anchors with Vermin


3 bolts and Anchors


Curtis Baird
Johnson City, TN
Curtis Baird   Johnson City, TN
I thought this route was harder than Vermin. Apr 18, 2015
Charlotte, NC
IanS   Charlotte, NC
Yeah, I agree with Curtis. This route was definitely harder than the suggested 10a rating, and more difficult than the route to the left, vermin. Nov 24, 2015
Steve Lineberry
Charlotte, NC
Steve Lineberry   Charlotte, NC  
I did both of these back to back recently and I have to disagree. Vermin has a hard undercling move to a small sidepull down low and another hard and cryptic crimpy sequence near the top to gain the anchors. Whereas Slimen Hymen has a long move to a hard to see jug down low and a keep you awake slab move near the top, neither of which, imo, are harder than the two moves I mentioned on vermin. Since I am tall, the long move to the jug might be a easier for me because I can keep the good feet. My wife feels that the long move to the jug on Slimen Hymen is harder than anything on vermin but the rest of the route is so much easier than vermin. So using the NC averaging grading system, a grade of 10a/b makes sense. For what it's worth, the High Country Cragger gives both of these routes 5.10a.

Nov 29, 2015
It has been more than a year since I had climbed Slimen Hymen. I stick clipped, made the first moves and looked for the jug just past the first bolt. It has fallen off. In fact, an area nearly 2 feet in diameter has come off. I tried to clean the area and move on up. When I tried the most plausible hold, it broke off. I cleaned some more but the only potential hold left at my level of climbing is a hollow sounding flake with a gritty sloper. I backed off and retrieved my quickdraw. I think this climb may well need a new, higher rating. More proficient climbers, please try it out and give some feedback on what you think it should be. Sep 16, 2017
  • ***ROUTE UPDATE AS OF 9/16/17****

One of the hanger/rings at the anchors is missing. The bolt stud is still there. It is unknown as to why it was removed. This makes for a sketchy rap so we decided to walk-off. Sep 17, 2017
Andy C. Miller
Knoxville, TN
Andy C. Miller   Knoxville, TN
Update as of 9/30/17:

There are new anchors with rings at the top of this and Vermin. Oct 2, 2017
Just a heads-up, the flake that made up first crux (around the first bolt) has broken off in the last few months. Makes it a bit harder--still mid-10, but be careful out there. Mar 30, 2018