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Routes in Area 51

Abducted S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Adam S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Alien Autopsy T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Alien Invasion T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Alien Observer T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Black Ops T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Cattle Mutilation S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Close Encounters S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Cosmic Debris S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Crop Circles S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Death Star S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Dreamland S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
ET (Extra Trad) T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Eagle Has Landed, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Earth First (We'll Log the Other Planets Later) S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Erased Memory T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Event Horizon S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
First Contact S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Friend or Alien T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Hoss S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
It Taint Human S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lies and Deception T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Little Grey Men S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Luna S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Mars S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Men in Black S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mothership, The S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Open the Pod Bay Door HAL T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Out of this World S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Ponderosa S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Probe T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Resistance is Futile S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Rocketman S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Roswell T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Shape Shifter S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Solar Flair T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Stargate T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Sunspot T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Take Me to Your Leader T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
To Boldly Bolt where No Man has Bolted Before S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
UFO S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Uranus Has Rings T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Vulcan Mind Meld S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
War of the Worlds S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
We Are Not Alone S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Wormhole T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Young Jedi S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: dmPete on Jul 24, 2016
Admins: Nate Ball, Micah Klesick

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Description

Stem up a shallow dihedral for two bolts, traverse right onto a ledge. Tackle the rest of the the route either by stemming the heavily textured but otherwise sparsely featured dihedral, or grovel up the off-width crack that splits the two faces (former recommended unless you like collecting scrapes).

This route offers some uncommon climbing for Area 51, with some pretty exciting moves on rock where stem footholds are everywhere. The Oregon Rock book notes that it is runout. It's much more closely bolted than many lines at Smith, however a fall in certain places above the third bolt might result in injury.

There is an eliminate version of this route, called "Taken" that is face-only, no stemming. It's supposed to clock in at 11d.

Location

In the top/center of Pod 2 (around the corner in the direction of the parking lot from the Wormhole/Alien Observer alcove). The bolt line up the face framed by two wide cracks.

Protection

Quickdraws, janky two-bolt anchor with chains, but only one hanger. The Oregon Rock book suggests some gear is needed for the lower portion of the route. However, the bolts seemed to protect that portion fine without any additional pieces. Higher up on the route, supplemental gear to 1" might help this line feel more secure.

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