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Routes in Main Elk Crag
|Best in Show S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b|
|Bizzler S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Black Ball Retriever S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Breathless S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Corn Fritter S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Eight Days On The River S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Fresh Fried Chicken S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Fried Lizard Gizzard S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Giblet Gravy S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Gigantor S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Howl Roof T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|Jewel Rosena S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Jorts are the New Lycra S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Leaping Lizard S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Limp Lizard S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Mashed Potatoes S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Mint Jelly T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Mongrels S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Patchouli S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Super Size Me S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Triceratops S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Velociraptor S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Type:||Sport, 100 ft|
|FA:||Bill Gibson, Jeff Achey, Amber Johnstone|
|Page Views:||2,432 total, 43/month|
|Shared By:||bagwag Gibson on Apr 18, 2013|
|Admins:||Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionStart on small horizontal ledges to the first bolt. Then follow a discontinuous crack system up changing corners. The technical crux is at a right-facing corner near the 4th bolt. About halfway up, continue by pulling over a bulge into a left-facing dihedral, and step out left on slab under another mini-bulge. The final slab is protected by 3 bolts to a corner with a layback crack and stemming to the anchor. The route is continuous and LONG but has 2-3 decent resting spots along the way. It is well-protected at the cruxes.
LocationThe route is on South-facing prow/buttress near the beginning of the Main Elk crag proper, kind of where Pup Tent ends and the Main Elk routes start. Its location is between T-Rex (right) and Fried Lizard Gizzard which is a left-facing, bolted, dihedral crack (left). Other routes routes nearby are Patchouli, Southern Fried Chicken, (to the West) and Limp Lizards, around the corner, (to the East).
There is a connector-trail made of rock steps (thanks, Brian G.) leading uphill to the buttress that forks right from the Main Elk canyon trail before entering the canyon.
The hike is about a 15-20 minute jaunt from the parking area.