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|Type:||Sport, 75 ft|
|FA:||Jeff Moll, 1995|
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|Shared By:||Monomaniac on Nov 11, 2009|
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Private Property Details
In 2011, the Ventura Family (owner of Miguel’s Pizza) purchased the land above the cliff line, and the RRGCC’s 2017 purchase of the land beneath the cliff line and the surrounding areas ensures that the Motherlode, Chocolate Factory, and southeastern end of Sore Heel are climber-owned.
DescriptionSwahili Slang is a bit of an anomaly at The Motherlode, with generally vertical climbing on generally "holdless" stone. This climbs more like a desert face climb, with snaking movement between large features. Some will love the technical, balancy nature of the climbing; others will wonder what happened to all those notorious Red River Gorge jugs. This is a great line for wiley old veterans with good technique, as there are few powerful moves and forearm endurance is irrelevant.
Step off a small rock at the base to a large horizontal hueco. Make a reachy move out right, then one hard crank off a tiny, positive crimp to reach the patina above. Work up to the obvious leaning arete, and figure out how best to utilize it. Awkward moves lead up this feature to a difficult section working up to a narrow ledge of iron extrusions. Work up and left to the high dihedral and an awkward rest. One last tricky little section leads to the anchor.