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Routes in Abominable Snowman
|Belmont Brie S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Child of Chaos T,S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a|
|Corruption is Contagious S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Creature Comforts S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Creature of Habit S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Crystal Ship S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Hill City Shootout: Bullets Not Blanks S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Piranha Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Piranha Roof S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13|
|Seven Year Itch S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Side Arm S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Too Easy for Hard Men S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Type:||Sport, 95 ft|
|FA:||Chris Pelczarski, November 2nd, 2010|
|Page Views:||46 total, 1/month|
|Shared By:||Tater Tot on Nov 4, 2010|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
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DescriptionThis route is named so because of Piranha Crack, the route to the right. The routes share the last 3 bolts.
The route climbs over the totally atypical to the area and very obvious roof. Pull the roof and continue climbing the face to the left of Piranha Crack. Eventually, you'll see a pod off to your right with a tree growing out of it. Stay on the face to the left and continue up and generally left through the three bolts that are part of the route Piranha Crack.
LocationFollow the directions to the Abominable Snowman. The route can be identified by the sweet looking roof about 15 feet off the ground, immediately to the left of 2 cracks, one which goes to the ground and another which begins about 20 feet off the ground. Don't look for a bolt line to identify this route - they aren't spaced every 5 feet and the first bolt is about 25 feet off the deck (the route takes gear before the first bolt.)
The roof is the main identifiable feature of this climb.
ProtectionYou'll want to place a piece or two of gear in the crack at the back of the roof, as this is your first piece of protection and what protects you when you pull the roof. Definitely put a long runner on your gear!
After that, you'll clip 7 bolts - 4 new ones and 3 old ones which are shared with Piranha Crack.
There is a bolted anchor at the top, and one 60 m rope can get you down.