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Routes in Hantavirus Cave

Bitch Slap S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Bonehead S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Geriatrix S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
It's-It S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
No Sense of Fashion S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Of Mice and Men S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
On the Job Training S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Waterspout Left S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Weapons of Mass Destruction S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Well Heeled S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Wilde Dreizehn T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Bill Dockins, Van Alte (April 2000)
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Shared By: B-Mkll Mackall on Aug 4, 2014
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Description

A absolutely fabulous route with great variety. Bouldery start leads to stemming in a balancy and tenuous dihedral to a gymnastic pull around a roof to a technical slab. Some horrifyingly tenuous moves but bolting is close and hence protection is excellent.

Start the first three clips or so with a hard to decipher and somewhat bouldery sequence (crux) involving high steps, stemming, and tick-tacking up on bad feet and "searchy" crimps. Tenuous but well protected and once the third clip is reached jugs start to appear. From here use the occasional right hand around the arete and stem your way up the consistent dihedral to a good stance below the roof. Find the jugs (they are there, pwomise) and pull right around the roof onto a beautiful rippled gray slab for a few clips with vertical seams containing sidepulls and the occasional stem. Good footwork will reward this last bit, and indeed the entire route.

Enjoy. One of the better routes on this section of cliff.

Location

Looking at the Geriatrix slab, there are two obvious bolted dihedrals capped by square roofs. This takes the line up the more prominent of the two. Low first bolt.

Protection

Bolts (10) to chains.

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