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Carolina Crocker and the Tipple of Doom S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Fire T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Ice T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Raiders of the Lost Crag T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
S.L.A.P. S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
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Type: Trad, 90 ft
FA: Rick Fairtrace, Rick Fairtrace Jr., Scott Jones 1987
Page Views: 397 total · 5/month
Shared By: Joseph DeGaetano on May 31, 2012
Admins: Pnelson, Ladd, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones

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Meat and potatoes,scruffy crack climbing is what this route is all about. Head up an easy hand crack to the first roof (crux) where you engineer a way to jam or crimp your way out and over of it. Keep jamming away for a few moves, trend right, and establish yourself in the alcove where you'll need to again find a way to surmount the roof. Twenty more feet of scruffy climbing guard the cordalette slung tree that is your anchor.


Just right of Caroline Crocker and the Tipple of Doom.


Lots of hand sizes. BD #4 will be useful at the crux. A cordalette slung around two bomber trees with two biners made up the anchor as of 5/31/12. All were in good shape.


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Jeff McLeod
Jeff McLeod  
From its condition it seems this route doesn't get too much traffic, which is a shame because it was awesome. Cool roof crux with straight-in fist jams. Be careful at the top. It's nontrivial to get to the anchor (hand traverse), the top-out is on moss and crumbling sticks/bushes. There is a cordelette tied around a couple trees with biners but bring your own, it's moldy, old and stiff. Aug 24, 2015
Carson City, NV
aribtraryusername   Carson City, NV
10-16-16: once you top out at the tree with the moldy old cord, look to climber's left for a much bigger tree that has a new cordelette and locking biner on it to rap from. you can put a directional on the small tree and then belay from the big one. creates some rope drag but more comfortable.

2nd the comment to be careful at the top hand traverse. there is a fully detached serving-platter sized flake that looks like it would be a good foot, but you might kick down onto belayer

great route that could use an anchor to eliminate the mossy shenanigans on top Oct 17, 2016

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