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Alpenbock Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Black Monday S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Bourbon Street S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Choir Boy S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Chorus Line S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
City Slave S,TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Clastic Cling S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Cross Town S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Gas Chamber S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Hard Times Variation T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Ionic Bonding S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Madison Avenue S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Mass Wasting S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Melting Point S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Not Much T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Old Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Red Light District S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Skid Row Variation S,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Times Square S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Tres Facile T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Unknown S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: Todd Hammond
Page Views: 195 total, 6/month
Shared By: Todd H on Mar 11, 2015
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

A variation to Times Square using natural pro. Climb the first half of Times Square then split left to follow the horizontal crack below the lip of the overhang for an airy, slopey boulder problem (12a). This takes you to the top of the left arĂȘte where you will mantel. From there, head straight up and right to the chains for Times Square/Black Monday. An easier option goes at 5.11 and involves a blind throw over the lip instead of following the crack left. This way is more direct but not as good as the 12a. While the upper half is trad, the lower half also offers good cam placements if you like plugging gear more than clipping bolts; otherwise, clip the first four bolts of Times Square.

Protection

Doubles up to #1 Camalot and a few slings.

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