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Routes in Drive-By Crag

A Wave New World S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Angry Birds S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Arachnophobia S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Beer Belly S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Big Sinkin' Breakdown S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Breakfast Burrito S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Captain Turtle Head T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Check Your Grip S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Dangling Participle S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Deeper is Better S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Dirty Smelly Hippie S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Easy Rider S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
End of Days T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Extra Backup S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Fire and Brimstone S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
George of the Jungle T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Giblets S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Guilty Pleasure S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Hakuna Matata S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Hanging Tree, The S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Harshin' my Mellow S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Head and Shoulders S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Jungle Direct T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Junior's Gesture S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Kaleidescope S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Layback and Groove S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Maizy Mae S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c V6 7A
Make A Wish S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Mud on the Rug T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Naked Lunch S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Pimp Juice S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Pottsville Escarpment S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Primus Noctum S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Return to Sender S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Slick and the 9mm S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Slut Men S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Sojourner Truth S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Spank S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Spirit Fingers S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Thug Life S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Whip-Stocking S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Whipper Snapper S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Yadda Yadda Yadda S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Type: Sport, 80 ft
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Shared By: Monomaniac on Nov 30, 2010
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Description

Among the most distinct "lines" at the Red, Kaleidescope climbs the brilliant, arching arete feature at the far right end of the Drive By crag. The route offers two unique sections: technical reaches up monolithic, square-cut panels, followed by pumping slopers and slaps up the ever steepening arete. Ultimately pump-managment is the challenge here, and the last bolt is often skipped in a mad dash for the chains.

Stick clip the first bolt and step off the boulder onto a mungy ledge. The first tricky section overcomes a leaning arete/dihedral with big moves from slopers. Move left after a series of long cranks along the arete, then mantle over a small roof to reach the juggy wall. Recently folks have moved far left to a good shake that was not used on the FA. Sequential pinches and slopers lead up and eventually right to a strenuous shake on the arete, just below the crux section. Big moves lead up the left side of the arete, past a difficult clip, and gymnastic footwork, culminating in a big slap to an obvious under-cling. Ride the belly of the beast past the last bolt, turn the lip, and sprint for good jugs at the anchor.

Location

Far right end of the main Drive By crag (but way left of "Arachnophobia"). This is the furthest right route before the enormous amphitheater.

Protection

~10 bolts, 2BA. Stick clip recommended.
The extension is said to make it lower end 13d, although its supposedly ultra chossy and dirty for now, and brings down the quality of the climb. It will likely improve in quality as weak rock breaks off leaving the solid stuff. Nov 11, 2016
Kris S
Ocean Beach, SF
Kris S   Ocean Beach, SF
I heard that an extension had been added to this line. Anyone have more info? Jun 2, 2016
Blake Cash
Chattanooga, TN
Blake Cash   Chattanooga, TN
Then the route's 13a and a 13c eliminate. Dec 28, 2012
Ryan Palo
Bend, oregon
Ryan Palo   Bend, oregon
I was really disappointed to see people traversing off the route this fall. Yes, you can downclimb a bit on this route to a decent/almost sitdown, but I think it cuts the grade down to 13a. For shame. Mar 15, 2012