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Alpenbock Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Black Monday S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Bourbon Street S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Choir Boy S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Chorus Line S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
City Slave S,TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Clastic Cling S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Cross Town S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Gas Chamber S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Hard Times Variation T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Ionic Bonding S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Madison Avenue S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Mass Wasting S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Melting Point S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Not Much T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Old Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Red Light District S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Skid Row Variation S,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Times Square S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Tres Facile T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Unknown S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Brian Smoot, Lynn Ross, 1990
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Shared By: John Steiger on Sep 3, 2012
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

Mass Wasting takes the obvious overhanging headwall about 60 feet up between Ionic Bonding to the left and Red Light District to the right. Fourth or barely fifth class up easy rock (actually the first part of the Alpenbock Route) to the overhanging headwall, then punch it past six bolts via somewhat cryptic but great climbing with superb position. Almost as good as Cross Town, particularly if the fourth class section is overlooked.

The Ruckmans' 1998 guide recommends climbing the overhanging headwall from a belay at the sixth bolt of Ionic Bonding (thereby making a two-pitch climb), but the benefit of having the belay closer to the leader seemed outweighed by the hassle.

Location

Betwixt Ionic and Red Light.

Protection

Draws, mabye gear if spooked by the approach section. Lower from anchors; single rope is fine.

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bsmoot
 
bsmoot  
 
The top two anchor bolts require long slings Sep 5, 2012
If MP votes are any indication, then Mass Wasting is 27 times less popular than its neighbor Black Monday. Which is a shame because it's just as fun and has great rock. Oct 28, 2014
dnaiscool  
 
Heel Hook City!! Apr 20, 2015

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