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Routes in The Tool Buttress

Bum Fight S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Don't Be A Tool S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Gin & Juice T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Maynard's Crossing S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Nipple Stimulation S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Parabola S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Poo-Choo Train, The S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Rosie's Cantina S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Seth T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Short Cut T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Tequila Sunrise T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
When Panties Fly S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Todd Miller '00
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Shared By: Anne McLaughlin on Jan 4, 2011
Admins: TylerKC

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Description

Bolted gritty slab to the right of the Tool Buttress. South facing. The guidebook said it might have been the first bolted route at HCR.

Location

Walk toward the Roman Wall from the Tool Buttress and keep an eye out for a bolted grey slab.

Protection

4 bolts, rusty chain anchors

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Mark Orsag
Omaha, NE
  5.10a/b
Mark Orsag   Omaha, NE
  5.10a/b
By contrast, not a fan. Was really looking forward to getting on this "historical" slab climb, but things didn't go as planned. Definitely an "old school" lichen and grit-slick 9-- the current guide now rates it 10a. One of the more un slab-like slab climbs that I have been on with two kind of bizarre and quite dynamic foot-cutter moves. Got the first but missed the 2nd and took a bit of a "cheese grater." Usually love and cruise slabs in the 9-10 range onsight, but this one bit me (so did the swarming black flies at the wooded base of the route). Anchors are dodgy, but the rock and the climbing at the top have some appeal. May 7, 2016
Jason Hortin  
 
Great slab climbing on awesome rock! The view from the top is amazing, so don't forget your camera. Interesting climb that requires less strength and more planning/balance. Apr 12, 2016