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Routes in Area 51

Another Tigger in the Morgue S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Balefire S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cage Match S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Crossing the Line S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Did you Kiss? S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Free Range Show Poodle S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Game Theory S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Instant Gratification S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Lunate S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Made in The Shade S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Mr. Smiley S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Natural Progression S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Natural Regression S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Next Time S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Nope, just sex S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Project, The S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Replicant T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Safety Word S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Saider S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Scaphoid S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Skin Job S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Smack Down S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Stays in Vegas S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Tigger T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Unnamed (Traddies Have Landed) T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Waco not Hueco S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Way of the Cougared S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Mark Stevenson
Page Views: 798 total, 12/month
Shared By: Fred Gomez on Jun 25, 2012
Admins: Pnelson, Ladd, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones

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Description

Crossing the Line is a steep manufactured route, but as far as routes of this kind go, it’s a good route, meaning that some time and thought was obviously put in to insure that it climbed well. The climbing is athletic, and consistently difficult the entire way, with a couple of slightly harder moves showing up around the “brown trout.” The brown trout is a rectangular river rock that was pasted to the wall by the first ascenionist.

Begin by stick clipping a very high first bolt and then funk your way up through a shallow scoop dihedral. After the first bolt move on to jugs and blocky features. Negotiate the crux at the Brown trout and then fly through 4 more bolts of juggy climbing. For the most enjoyable experience skip the bolt after the brown trout. The route climbs much smoother and more continuous this way. Clear the lip of the wall and then use a couple reasonably sized crimps to make your way to the anchor.

This route is a great pick for a summer day as it gets shade all day long. All the holds are large and the route can be used as a great endurance trainer.

Location

First route you see when you walk up the trail to Area 51. Look for chain draws and the smooth scoop dihedral below the first bolt.

Protection

8 Chain draws plus anchor

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I could not see an advantage in skipping the clip after the brown trout. It's not hard to clip and everything runs smooth clipping it. I would describe the route as a boulder problem at the bottom (until right above the first bolt), then endurance with a few slightly harder moves right at and right above the brown trout. Aug 29, 2017