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11 O'clock S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
4-Alarm Fire S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
5.8 Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Alien Pod S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Bicycle Thief, The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Black Bear S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Black Betty S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Disappearing Hat Trick S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Goat Meal S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Head on a Silver Platypus S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Hoppe Hill S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Hungry Eyes S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Hustle and Flow S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Orbit S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Rock-in My Sports Bra S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sleepwalker S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Stingray S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Team Trailer S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
What's the Point? S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Type: Sport, 65 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Jaren Watson on Jul 6, 2012
Admins: WAGbag, Mike Engle

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Description

Start on chossy layer and work over the substantial roof on positive edges. Avoid going left, but trend right on good pinches. The holds thin out but remain positive for a fun, cruising finish.

Location

About 50 yards to the right of Black Betty, Platypus is the first route among the concentration of new routes. Look for the obvious roof near the start.

Protection

6 bolts lead to sport anchors.

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Jaren Watson
Boise, Idaho
 
Jaren Watson   Boise, Idaho
 
I almost want to give four stars to this route. Such a fun line.
Still a few loose spots at the start, so even though it's not difficult, use caution getting to first and second bolts.
I've heard a number of climbers suggest a stouter rating than 10a. They may have a point. Apr 23, 2013