Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Dick Dower
Page Views: 845 total · 15/month
Shared By: Richard Dower on Jul 25, 2014
Admins: Marcus Floyd, Dave Hug

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Description

For historical completeness, this was the first route done without bolts or top rope on the overhang. It goes directly through the stacked blocks in the center of the overhang. The crux is being able to stand on the blocks then moving up to the left side of the small cave above. A knee bar in the cave gives a great rest before the final moves. On the topo it is between routes 5 and 6.   I understand this route has now been bolted so I changed it to a sport route  (I haven't personally been back to see).    When I soloed it, there were no bolts anywhere on cliff drive.   Times have changed as has the slickness of the rock I hear.

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You may be able to get gear behind the blocks but I didn't.

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Andrew Vinzant
Kansas City, MO
  5.11a
Andrew Vinzant   Kansas City, MO
  5.11a
This route is bolted now, very fun. Apr 17, 2015
Zane Winter
Kansas City, MO
  5.11a
Zane Winter   Kansas City, MO
  5.11a
Not X-rated in its' current state. TMU, it was put up as a free solo. Jan 17, 2018
Richard Dower
Overland Park, KS
  5.11a
Richard Dower   Overland Park, KS
  5.11a
Ah yes, what you do when you are young. I actually didn't tell anyone about the ascent when it happened. But there was a guy I had never met that witnessed it. He and I were the only ones there that day. He told someone at Backwoods and they put it together that it was me and asked me about it. The witness had a big Aztec tattoo on his arm that was the inspiration for the name. Jan 17, 2018
Zane Winter
Kansas City, MO
  5.11a
Zane Winter   Kansas City, MO
  5.11a
That is... beyond hardcore. Jan 19, 2018