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Routes in Area 51

Alien Hot Rod T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Government Conspiracy T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Little Blue Doctors S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Red Scare T,S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
UFO T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Hudgel, Huggins, and co on TR, B. Gillett and K. Younge bolted and RP'ed
Page Views: 393 total, 5/month
Shared By: slim on Sep 12, 2011 with updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Little Blue Doctors climbs a nice, almost vertical, granite face on the shady west side of Area 51. Begin just right of a large pine tree and crimp your way up a continuous maze of thin holds and interesting sequences. One of the cruxes is trying to decide whether to stay on the right or the left side of a slight vertical ripple. I found the climbing to be pretty shoulder intensive for how un-steep the climbing was due to a lot of overhead sidepulling. The climbing eases up briefly. Try to catch a rest just before difficult climbing as the route rolls over the right side of the arete onto an easy face. It is a really good route.

Location

Move around the right to the west side of Area 51. There is a nice crack on the arete, and just to the right of this crack are 2 bolted routes. Little Blue Doctors climbs the right hand bolt line, just to the right of a large pine tree.

Protection

Approximately 8 bolts. Stick clip the first one (and possibly the 2nd, or have a long draw pre-hung on it).

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Dana Prosser
Boulder
Dana Prosser   Boulder
Super technical and crimpy! My friend wore off his fingerprints on this one (kinda sharp). Sep 21, 2014