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Bonemaster Gear Fling, The S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Channel Zero S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Color Blind T 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c R
Crescent Moon T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Crimes of Fashion T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Dead Ráibéad T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b PG13
Double Feature S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Double Flat S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Get Thee Behind Me Satan S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Harlequin S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Jackie Gleason Flake, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Jesus and Tequila S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Libertine S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Lunar Debris T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Moonraker T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Muckraker S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Quinsana Plus S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Rabbit Almost Died, The T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Rainy Day Route S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Sacrilege S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Satanic Verses S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Walking on the Moon T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Wire Train T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Type: Trad, 90 ft
FA: Paul Nelson, Chris Whisenhunt, Craig Reger
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Shared By: camhead on Oct 1, 2014
Admins: Pnelson, Ladd, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones, Shawn Heath

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Description

This is a direct finish to The Rabbit Almost Died. Despite it being a variation, this is actually the "plumb line," and it also connects into a very obvious fingercrack feature at the top of the wall. The line follows most of the crux (as well as all three bolts, which NRAC recently upgraded to half inch stainless, woo!) of The Rabbit to a frustratingly hard, reachy, right-traversing boulder problem on nipples and slimpers, with bomber gear just far enough below you to make the fall significant. At the end of the boulder problem, snatch a great jug with terrible feet, fire in a small stopper or purple tcu, and make a few more tenuous moves to gain the final 5.11 fingercrack.

Pat Goodman worked on a slightly different version of this line a few years ago via a lower right traverse that would have been much harder (his handholds are the feet of Dead Ráibéad's crux!). However, this route was never led, as the bolt required to avoid a bad fall into a tree was denied by the NPS. At any rate, Dead Ráibéad is a fun, slightly heady but safe power-endurance route that manages to go on completely natural gear after breaking off from the Rabbit.

Oh, and the name comes from the original Gaelic name of the Irish Street gang that was depicted in the movie "Gangs of New York," also known as the Dead Rabbits.

Location

Same as The Rabbit Almost Died, right at the bottom of the Honeymooners Ladders.

Protection

Three bolts, tcu's and camalots up to .75 camalot. After getting the gear worked out, I used two 0 tcu's, one .3 camalot, one .5 camalot, and one .75 camalot. Stoppers and ballnuts would work well, too. No top anchor bolts, but it is very easy to set up a TR or rap in off of trees. Although I rapped and scrubbed this route on TR to see if it would go, all attempts at working out moves were made on lead (with a LOT of big falls onto a bomber .3 camalot), and it would be safe for the solid 5.12 trad leader to check out ground-up, unlike the more cryptic Color Blind (13a) next door).

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