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Alvin T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Barfy's Favorite T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Black Dog T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Central Chimney T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Dancing Ladies T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Forward Never Straight (a.k.a. Shade of Grey) T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Greatest Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Inner Mountain Flame T,S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Jetstream Deluxe T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Judy's Jaunt T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Keep the River Free T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Le Petit Francais T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Misty Mountain Hop T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Mr. Gone T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Not the Greatest Route (But Still Fun). T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Rites of Passage T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Simon T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Theodore T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
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Type: Trad, 600 ft, 3 pitches
FA: Pat and Vickie McGrane
Page Views: 3,214 total · 35/month
Shared By: Kevin Landolt on Mar 6, 2011
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Dancing Ladies is a delightful climb up the slab between Central Chimney and Black Dog. Climb one approach pitch up Central Chimney (5.4) to a broad ledge sporting a large tree. Move right past the tree along a narrowing ledge, and set a belay near the ledge's end. Climb up the obvious crack, moving left and back right at times to link discontinuous seams and cracks (5.7). Climb easier slab to the top (5.5 - 4th).

Dancing Ladies offers similar low-angle face/seam climbing to Judy's Jaunt. Truly an enjoyable outting!


This is in the Central Chimney Area.


1 set of cams to 2 inches and 1 set of nuts.


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We modified the route by climbing the first crack to the right of Central Chimney. My girlfriend plugged a #3 cam low in the crack, then ran it out on face holds left of the crack, then regained the crack to the tree. A much better start than Central Chimney, I'd call it a heady 5.7 on the face. Solid 3 stars with this more direct start IMHO.
Nov 12, 2013
gdalias   Colorado
My partner and I climbed the "direct start", submitted by Barry Collins on Nov. 12, 2013. The crack in Barry's picture is a perfect wide-hands crack, similar to Skycrack on the back side of Greyrock. With a 70m rope, this climb can be done in two great, well-protected 5.6-5.7 pitches. Jul 17, 2017
Christian Eaton
Christian Eaton   Manchester
I also climbed the direct route on 10/18/17. I may have lost a well used BD #2 with blue and white tape at the base or on the route. If you find it, there is beer as reward for its return. Thanks! Oct 24, 2017

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