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420 S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Beowulf S,TR 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Brady's Route S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Flat Track S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Girl's Route S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Gunslinger S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Holy Grail S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Interfearon S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a PG13
Jack Frost S 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Lemon Crack Climb T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
Lemon Drop S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Mexican Burrito S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Pyromania S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Rasta Man!! S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Sand Dollar, The S 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Simonizer S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13
Soul Kitchen T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Sylas S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Warmup 1 aka Bam Bam S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Warmup 2 aka Barney Rubble S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Warmup 3 aka Fred Flintstone S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
We The People S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Woods' Cherry S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: GN, 6/2016
Page Views: 175 total, 10/month
Shared By: Gary N on Jun 17, 2016
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Sylas is a fairly short but enjoyable and fun route on the east side of the canyon. It has a brief but somewhat technical & cryptic crux that is well-protected. I believe this is a good route for the budding 5.11 climber to project and the 5.11+ climber to go for the onsight.

Climb up the slab, and clip the 1st bolt as for Mexican Burrito. Now head straight up into the arcing, right-facing dihedral above. Creatively make your way up this corner, clipping bolts out right.

Now get into position as the corner joins with the perplexing headwall above. Spread your legs, and smile as you make crux moves over the small roof onto the vertical wall. Figure out the best way to clip the last bolt, pull onto the ledge, and clip the anchors. It's over before you know it.

Location

This is to the right of Mexican Burrito and left of 420. It shares a 1st bolt with Mexican Burrito.

Protection

1 long draw for the 1st shared bolt of Mexican Burrito, 4 quickdraws for the route itself. There is a 2-bolt anchor on ledge at the top with lowering carabiners.

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