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Routes in Atlantis Slab

Above the .11 S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Aquaman Arete S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Black Bart (aka Unknown 1) S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Dam The Water Board T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Drefach Lambda S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Fluff Boys T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Hot Lava (aka Soliloquy) T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X
Island Rhythm TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Leper, The TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Mermaid (AKA: unknown 2) S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Missing The Dike aka Two Dikes for Dinner S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Natives are Restless, The TR 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
No Bore a Bora T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Sea Serpent (aka: Unknown 4) S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Seventh Wave T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Snark Hunt T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
This Bolt's For You T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Tim's Variation TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Tim's Walkway S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Transformer T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Trident (aka: Unknown 3) TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Unknown TR TR 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Unsupervised Bolting S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: rob bauer on Nov 21, 2012
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This isn't my route, but let's post it to the database (I hate "unknowns," so I'm arbitrarily calling it Black Bart).

This whole dome is a bit friable, and IMHO, this was at least 10d. I thought it good. Let's see what you think?


This is now the 5th route, L->R, about 15' right of Unsupervised Bolting. It angles up left from just left of a big pine, in the wide, black streak.


6 good bolts to a two bolt anchor.


Yucca Valley, CA
Locker   Yucca Valley, CA
The polished rock makes this climb very difficult to rate.

IMO it's closer to 10d (maybe even 11a).

Also, IMHO a name should not be given to a route just because the original is unknown.

What's wrong with just putting it down as UKN? Jan 25, 2014
Ralph Kolva
Pine, CO
Ralph Kolva   Pine, CO
Agree with Locker, this climb is polished (didn't notice any friable sections on this one although plenty of it on other routes here) and harder than 5.10 on the lower section. May 27, 2014
Highlands Ranch, CO
teece303   Highlands Ranch, CO
I actually managed to lead this route once: I think I came off something like 20 times before managing to make it up the lower section. It is very slippery, and the movement is on really tenuous holds. The upper section is fun 5.8 or 5.9.

I have no reservations saying it is much harder than a 10a in the lower section. The falls are clean and it is well bolted, though. Jun 2, 2014
Jay Eggleston
Jay Eggleston   Denver
This is certainly harder than 10a! I fell twice on the lower section, got frustrated, and aided by pulling on a draw. It is not a bad route but is harder than 10a. Oct 5, 2015

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