Avg: 3 from 2 votes
Routes in Oz
|Commander Salamander Crack T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Commander Salamander Slab T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Dorothy T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Emerald City T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Flying Monkey, The S,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Lollipop Gang T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Man Behind the Curtain, The T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Munchkin T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Oil Can T,TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|Oz Boulder V1 5|
|Oz Chimney V0 4|
|Oz Slab TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|Ruby Slippers S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Scarecrow S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Tin Man T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Toto T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Yellow Brick Road S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Type:||TR, 30 ft|
|Page Views:||369 total, 6/month|
|Shared By:||jim.dangle on Nov 19, 2012|
|Admins:||Joe M., Old Timer|
DescriptionThis is a great, hard, slab line.
Start on a thin flake system and follow the face up through thin edges and difficult smearing. The crux is approximately halfway up moving through bad hands and worse feet. The line seems to trend left slightly to a system of thin seams.
Someone has scrubbed the bottom a bit, but I recently cleaned this off and worked the lower section on top rope. It is hard but seems doable in the 5.11 and up range. The current condition of the rock does not help as the immediate surface is still a little friable and slippery after years under lichen. It could use some heavy rain, another cleaning, and some sustained climbing. It's a pretty cool line though and just needs a little love...if love is what you call it.
LocationThis is the leftmost slab in the Oz area. It should be pretty obvious because the cleaned swab through the center. There is probably another line buried beneath moss to the left of this.
Given the amount of moss, this is a slab that clearly gets a lot water, so its condition will depend on its current level of use.