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Acne Problem S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Clearisil S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Games Without Frontiers S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Hydrotube S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Off Ramp, The S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Scarface S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Shingles S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Type: Sport, 165 ft
FA: Bill Soule, 2010
Page Views: 309 total · 4/month
Shared By: j-dubs on Jul 8, 2012
Admins: Nate Ball, Micah Klesick

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This is a newer route that is not in the Orton guidebook.

Climb up through underclings and smeary feet to a balancy crux around the third bolt. After a small bulge, the route moves up and left, following a vast slab for another 100+ feet. The slab features much easier climbing than the start but offers plenty of opportunities to blow it. When the angle kicks back even more, belay from a pair of old bolts (these are also the top anchors for Apache Acid) or scramble about 30 feet higher and belay from a pair of glue-ins. It took almost all of a 70m rope to reach the glue-ins, so I'm not sure whether you could go that far on a 60m.

A new intermediate anchor has been added, providing the option of climbing the steeper bottom section and skipping about half of the slab.


Start left of Acne Problem below a wall of downward-facing flakes.

To descend, walk off by scrambling up and right until you reach the trail near the summit of Flagstone.


18 bolts to reach the highest anchor (two glue-ins). Two lower anchors are also available.



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