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Routes in Shakers
|Butter Knife T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|
|Dark Tower T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Going Down to Harlem with a Turd in My Shorts S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Joint Effort S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Little Gremlins T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Nightman Cometh, The S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b|
|Pointy Little Devil S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Salt and Pepper Shaker T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a|
|Skid Marks S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Troll Toll T,S 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c|
|Where You Been?! S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Type:||Trad, 80 ft|
|FA:||Mike Engle and Linda Schneider 1987-ground up|
|Page Views:||150 total, 2/month|
|Shared By:||Rich F. on Jul 8, 2012|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
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DescriptionThe first half of this route is "trad" going up two small finger/hand cracks (layback) stacked on each other (see photo). Above the top crack there are two bolts -- well placed, but far enough apart to give the route a little bit of a spice feel. Above the second bolt, one can also clip the anchors to the route on the right (Skid Marks, 5.10) as one more piece of protection before going the last 12 feet to the Gremlin anchors. I enjoyed the "mixed" feel of the route going from trad layback cracks to face climbing on crystals.
LocationApproach as for "Pointy Devil"
This route starts 20 feet right of "Going Down to Harlem" and about 50 feet left (uphill) of "Pointy Devil" on the same wall. There appears to be another sport route (Skid Marks, 5.10?) sandwiched between Little Gremlins and Pointy Devil. The Little Gremlins route is easily identified by the two stacked cracks shown in the photo.