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All Mixed Up T,S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Apotheosis Denied S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Beware the Bear S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Boltergeist S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Born Again Christian T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bourbon and Bluegrass T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Bushwhacked T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Call of the Wild T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Cruisin' for a Bruisin' S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Dance of the Druids S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Earthsurfer S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Hoot and Holler T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
International Route of Pancakes S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mantle Peace S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Moots Madness S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Old School T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pre-emptive Strike S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Roof Crack T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Shock and Awe T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Special K S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Type: Sport, 105 ft
FA: Jared Hancock, Tim Yates, Rick Weber - 2004
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Description

Great climbing that never seems to quit. Soft for the grade, Boltergeist makes a terrific choice for a leader's first 10b.

Thin moves at the start make stick clipping a prudent choice. Climb on good edges and ledges past several bolts and a bulge to a nice rest ledge. Continue up the face to more purely slabby climbing at the finish.

Location

Starts on the face just right of Shock and Awe.

Protection

13 bolts, bolted anchors.

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Jared Hancock
Travelers Rest, SC
 
Jared Hancock   Travelers Rest, SC
 
Originally had 9 bolts. 4 were added after the first ascent. Oct 21, 2017
Jacob Sustrich
  5.9+
Jacob Sustrich  
  5.9+
Long and easy. Definitely not 10b. Bottom is very wet after rain May 31, 2016
Mike Bonvino
Nevada City, CA
 
Mike Bonvino   Nevada City, CA
 
Challenging but just enough feet. Late afternoon sun was great for our 50 degree April day.
Apr 3, 2016
Stephen Montgomery
Maryland
 
Stephen Montgomery   Maryland
 
Loved the route! But to say the crux is below the first bolt is deceptive. Id say that the crux is at the sixth bolt with the parallel cracks. I pulled the bulge over the cracks and then clipped but it would be smart to clip then go as falling could result in decking on a ledge. Aug 9, 2014
John Gassel
Boston, MA
  5.10b
John Gassel   Boston, MA
  5.10b
I thought this was a great route. It's long, interesting throughout, and has a good view from the top-out. You can get down with a 60m no problem. Jun 4, 2014
Matt Roberts
Columbus, OH
  5.9+
Matt Roberts   Columbus, OH
  5.9+
Not 120', more like 100'-105'--we climbed this with a 60m rope and had about 6' or so to spare after lowering.

Agree with Mark above, though. I really felt it should've probably ended at the final bolt--though the view wouldn't be quite as nice. Oct 1, 2012
S. Neoh
  5.10a/b
S. Neoh  
  5.10a/b
Great route. Arguably, the crux is before the first bolt, especially if the start is not dry. Then again, there are several more 5.10 moves sprinkled throughout this long climb. Oct 17, 2011
Gif Zafred
Pittsburgh, PA
Gif Zafred   Pittsburgh, PA
Best route in the area. Long, moderate, and fun! Nov 30, 2010
Ryan Justen
St. Paul, MN
 
Ryan Justen   St. Paul, MN
 
very well, if not too well protected. great for beginner 5.10 leaders Jul 11, 2010
Mark Kauz
Madison, WI
  5.10b
Mark Kauz   Madison, WI
  5.10b
Great climb up until right before the top. Its got a really slabby start, big jugs, a weird parallel double hand crack near a bolt thats interesting, just a lot of fun. Then it kind of just slopes off to a whimpering finish. Still gave it 4 stars though, just because, it felt pretty awesome. Apr 3, 2010