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Drifter, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Fallout S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Louie Anderson 2002
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Shared By: Ryan Kelly on Apr 17, 2010
Admins: jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Starts just right of an arete on vertical terrain up to an alcove under a roof. A few big moves to get through that, a huge jug to rest on, and then sustained thin pockets on a slab to the top. Consistent and a decent length (for the area) but probably not the .12a that's listed in the guide. Regardless, one of the better climbs in the area, and in the park in my opinion.

Location

Main line on the Drifter Wall, can't miss it.

Protection

7 bolts plus anchors.

The missing bolt was replaced some time ago, but there's a few spinners now.
As of 8-14 The fabric draws have been replaced with brand new Climb-tech wires.
The entire route now has fixed draws except for the first bolt due to potential theft.

Hope you all enjoy! Aug 22, 2016
Iggs
 
Iggs  
 
As of yesterday, the left side of the big rest/jug after pulling the roof seems a bit loose. You can see a seam running through it, so be wary. Sep 20, 2015
G Halsne
  5.12a
G Halsne  
  5.12a
OF note- The last 3 bolts of El Driftero have been "fixed" draws for quite some time. This was always confusing to me due to the fact that the last 3 bolts are easy to clean, directly below the anchors, while the first 6 bolts are relatively hard to clean based on the nature of the drifters "drift"

That said, recently someone has "liberated" The Drifter of all fixed gear which has not necessarily changed the red point rating based on the previous placement of aforementioned gear.

This event caused me to think about what a PITA it is to clean so I decided to add some fixed gear to the bolts # 3/4/5 and 6. NOT to create an easier route, but to aide in cleaning ease. I did not add to the lower first and second bolt because of how low they are. The #1 bolt can clipped from the deck, and the #2 bolt can be cleaned off from the #3 bolt after the fact.

I feel like this is a major improvement to the route and would encourage its traffic as the pitch itself is great. Thanks Louie ! Oct 31, 2014
I pulled off the loose jug below the last bolt yesterday. I later took a pretty nasty fall climbing right of that bolt and blowing the clip.
Stay left going to the last bolt or you will hit the slanted boulder below. Nov 18, 2013