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Aborigine S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Among the Stars S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Aphrodite S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Arapiles S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Arnold's Demise S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Big E S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Blow Tube Envy S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Bound in Blood S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Captain, The S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Dreamtime S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Esse Curve S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Finnacle S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
First Mate S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Gomers in Blue Shirts S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Good Stuff, The S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
HMS S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Happy Ending (formerly Top-Rope) T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Honeymoon Down Under S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Just Happens S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Mister MIA S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Never Ever Slab, The TR 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
Plunge, The S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Red Venus S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Route to the left of The Thin Line S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Tempest Toast S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Thin Line, The S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Undulating Dingo S 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Virgin Bolters S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Whale Rider S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Brian Shelton, Mark Tjaden, August ‘04
Page Views: 1,293 total, 14/month
Shared By: Bill Olszewski on May 3, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Reopened after flood damage! Details

Description

This climb consists of very thin climbing and smearing on a rather steep section of wall. As with many of the climbs on the Whale, this one wanders a bit, back and forth past the bolts. The third bolt protects the crux and the route is well-bolted. The top out is on easy ground and goes to a two bolt rap anchor.

Location

Near the center of the wall. This is the route immediately to the right of The Thin Line, which is easy to find due to the thin white line mineral deposit that gives the route its name.

Protection

5 bolts, bolted anchor.

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Cody E
Colorado Springs, CO
Cody E   Colorado Springs, CO
Like the description above, I think this route really wanders left/right of the bolt line. I tried running straight up and stalled out (was also pumped from climbing all day, and purposely was trying to not to wander to far right/left from the bolt line). A fun and tough climb I'll return to tick off another day. Feb 4, 2015
Ed Krejcik
Broomfield, CO
  5.10b
Ed Krejcik   Broomfield, CO
  5.10b
Maybe it's me, but I thought this was harder than Tava on Solar Slab. The crux seems a little thinner and balancy, but Tava may be more sustained? Not that either are that long. Oct 5, 2014