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Bat, The T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
Count, The T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a A0
Crucifix, The T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Field of Dreams T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Flakes, The T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Happy Hooker T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a A4- R
Le Toit T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Pharaoh, The T 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Price of Fear, The T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Stairway to Heaven T 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Step to Super Pooper Traverse T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Step, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Super Pooper T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Vampire, The T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Milo Prodanovich & Steve McKinny, 1969, FFA: Tobin Sorenson & Matt Cox, 1972
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Shared By: Richard Shore on Aug 25, 2012
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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An airy, spectacular, and dramatic conclusion to either Super Pooper 5.10b or The Flakes 5.11c. Thin, technical slab climbing along the lip of a massive dihedral high on the Upper West Face Bulge.

From the top of P2 on Super Pooper, traverse out right along a thin crack to gain a vertical crack that varies from fingers to hands. Above the crack, 3 closely spaced bolts protect difficult slab climbing with big exposure.

A must do!


A variation finish for both Super Pooper 5.10b and The Flakes 5.11c.


Standard rack, 3 bolts.


I can't believe that it has taken this long to get this route on mtn project. It will be interesting to see if it increases traffic on the route. The Price of Fear is quite fun and not as bad as the name suggests... Aug 28, 2012
roman d
Pasadena, CA
roman d   Pasadena, CA
Standup Flake to Super Pooper to Price of Fear is one of the better 5.10 linkups on Tahquitz Sep 17, 2012
Will S
Joshua Tree
Will S   Joshua Tree
Very fun pitch with cool position, pretty easy for 10c Idyllwild slab, with pro right where you need it. If this is near your limit, don't let the rating dissuade you. Sep 30, 2012
I think I used magic to do the finish slab. Apr 8, 2015
Alex Doria
San Diego
Alex Doria   San Diego
This a must do... a great finish to Super Pooper. Totally protectable until the slab after the last bolt but it really eases up. A MUST DO. Jun 22, 2015
Thomas Claiborne
San Diego
Thomas Claiborne   San Diego
Great finish. The exposure is only really intense when you get to the corner and climb the crack. The slab is good, but not great -- soft for 10c. It's all about location for this pitch. Jun 13, 2018

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