Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Cory Fleagle, prior to bolts being placed
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Shared By: Ben Boykin on Aug 10, 2011
Admins: Mike Snyder, Jake Dickerson, Taylor Spiegelberg, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki

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Access Issue: Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 Details


This is on the lower Northeast Slab. It has a bouldery start, per-move bolt clips. It is quite thin. The name is Latin for "ants," which abundantly populate this slab. The bolts were installed without prior knowledge of previous ascents, in late July, 2011. The bolted version was first lead 8/5/11.


Stem the corbel with your left hand, place your left foot here as well.


4 quickdraws (recommended single locking 'biner on the first clip).


Been camping here for years, doing this as a highball boulder problem.
If you put a pad under it, I don't even think you could get hurt!

You can stand on the ground and clip the first one? Bad form for Vedauwoo... no route should have a bolt that you can clip from the start without leaving the ground. Aug 28, 2012
I have to admit that I was a bit nervous when I on-sight soloed this, before the bolts were installed. Aug 29, 2012
Ha ha, I totally remember that. There was a pile of us camped there and randy brought a bunch of brisket. I had a few barley sodas, looked up, and figured you guys were working on a Darwin Award. It looked pretty sketchy! Aug 29, 2012
Go for it, slim! I bet you can even clip the 2nd bolt when the
1st one is at your waist. Technically, that would be a top rope
(otherwise known as a safety bend).

But I have to ask, did I scare you, or Thom, or both? ;D Aug 30, 2012
I think both of you were worrying me. Not to mention there were a few dogs that seemed like they wanted to follow you guys up it. Did Jacob do it also? Can't remember, I think he was there, but he has mo' bwains. That was a fun trip, lot of folks there. Aug 30, 2012