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American Slab Dance T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Black Wall T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bullet from Fritz T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Center Slab Left T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Checkered Dog T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Chickenhead T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
Duct tape crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Flakey T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Freedom Roof S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Inside Right T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Local Motion S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Orangutan Overhang T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Shot on Sight T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Slot, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Spring Fling T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Too Much Fun for You S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Unknown 2 T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Vein of Gold T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Zigzag T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Trad, Sport, 80 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Brian Prince on Jul 19, 2010
Admins: Jared LaVacque, L. Von Dommelheimer

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Description

Start in the "zigzagging" cracks that have a little rail in between them. Once high enough to clip the first bolt, traverse left and then continue up on some sweet chicken head/slab moves to clip one more bolt. Pass a horizontal crack and then enter a 10' easy lieback section to the anchor

I think this might actually be two different routes. For the actual "Zig-Zag" you are not supposed to traverse left, but continue up the crack. And the face route is actually "Center Slab Left." ?

Location

To the right and around the corner of the chicken head slab route. To the left and around the corner of Orangutan.

Protection

Small pro for the zigzags and the horizontal will take like .5"-1" (or something like that)
Qucikdraws
Two bolt anchor

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Mat Brunton
  5.9+ PG13
Mat Brunton  
  5.9+ PG13
There are two bolts next to this route that are part of the Center Slab Left (5.10a). Using them both for ZigZag would be awkward. However, clipping the first with an extended alpine draw eases the pressure of sustained, difficult movement with questionable pro at the beginning of ZigZag. You might be able to jam the smallest size cam in the crack early, otherwise fiddle around trying to get a good stopper placement...not much reliable pro before that first bolt. The little knob features and rounded ridges that look like decent feet are indeed surprisingly polished and slick. Protection opportunities improve higher up. Jun 1, 2015
Don't pass up any protection opportunities early on this route - sustained 5.9 moves coming right away on slippery polished knobs and ground fall potential getting into the second crack. Thoughtful and engaging. With substantial sling-age one can link into the Freedom Roof (5.10-) for an awesome ~150' pitch. Aug 14, 2013