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Routes in The Maze (aka Amaze-ing)

Befuddled T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Christie's Ultimatum T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Conjugal Visit T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Convict, The S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Cosmic Quarantine S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Flake Toprope TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Gates of Lodore, The T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Malicious T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Mirror Images (aka Tuber's Birth Canal) T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Mr. Pickles Learns to Swim T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Not Long Enough T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Pandora's Box has Cracked T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Shocker, The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Short Stuff T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Stepford Wives T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sweet Nothings T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Turd Launcher T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Twisted T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Unpredictable T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Vigilante Justice T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: Luebben and Harper, '98
Page Views: 492 total, 13/month
Shared By: Skip Harper on Oct 14, 2014
Admins: Mike Snyder, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki

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Road 700B is closed to vehicular traffic Details
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Description

This is the big crack splitting the east face (#1 on FIGURES 1 & 2), going from a body squeezing start to offwidth to hands. It's smooth 'in there' at the start, so either wear a non-skid rubber suit or be ready to exert extra pressure against the opposing faces. Higher up, one must transition out of the fat crack and into a great hand crack. Belay and descend (about 60 feet) from two ring anchors at the top.

Location

It is the East Face of the formation. See the Figs. 1 and 2 for the location of route #1, the climb, and top anchors.

Protection

Take a half rack, doubles in the medium range, and at least 2 #5 Big Bros or equivalent large cams (cams probably preferable , we also used the two largest 'Big Dudes' at the time - it flares!) for the beginning (negotiating this area might be the crux, or maybe higher up where the crack spits you out). (There are anchors at the top).

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Evan Wisheropp
  5.10d
Evan Wisheropp  
  5.10d
24' up you can get a good #4 Big Bro, followed by a #6, #5, then smaller stuff in the more mild portion of the climb. Good climb, but like much of the routes at the Maze, it is a whole number grade soft compared to other Vedauwoo routes. Aug 3, 2017