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Blame Canada S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Brace Y'self aka Pin Job T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Center Slot T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Confines of Power S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Descent Route T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Epic Sushi Party S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Konichiwa S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Left Center T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Mind Over Matter T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Never Mind, It Doesn't Matter T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
North Overhangs T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Opposable Distraction T,S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Pigeon Perch T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Pixie, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Rest in Peace S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Right Center T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Rooftop Rodeo S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
South Ridge of the Thumb T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a R
Sucker Punch S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Thumb Up My Arse T,S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Thumb's Up S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Uphill Cracks T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Vapor Trail S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Zig Arete S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: Welton/Aamodt, August 2010
Page Views: 467 total · 6/month
Shared By: Nathan Welton on May 28, 2011
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Work your way up to a bolt protecting a devious, palm-down, mantlish move in a V-slot. Right hand palms down, right foot matches near the right hand, left hand is on a high crimp, and then right hand reaches out to a sloping crimp/sidepull. Delicately rock over and head up past bolts though steep bulges to a final small roof before a two-bolt anchor. Lots of balance and technique are required. Fun climb.

Location

This ascends the Northwest corner of The Thumb, uphill and to the right of North Overhangs and the Zig Arete area.

Protection

Bolts. Anchors at the top.

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Nathan Welton
Estes Park, CO
 
Nathan Welton   Estes Park, CO
 
I climbed this the other day, and the original beta still holds despite the broken foot at the crux. Still mid-5.11 with funky beta. Jul 2, 2017
My partner broke a key hold on this in 2011, which probably makes the initial crux quite a bit harder. Jul 2, 2013
Eli Helmuth
Ciales, PR
 
Eli Helmuth   Ciales, PR
 
Tough for the grade? Didn't read the description before trying it, so will need to try the funky mantle instead at the start which was the shut down move for me..

Bolting and cleaning could use improvement, but it's not bad and with clean-up (and crux beta) a nice addition to The Thumb. Anchor could be lower or right and last bolt finish is a bit too contrived when you can step a meter right into an easy finish.

Upper crux was pretty fun. Jul 8, 2011