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Routes in The Chocolate Block (aka Rocky Top)

After Eights S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Amazon Woman S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Chocolate Mice S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Chocolate Monkey S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Chocolate Pocket S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Dark Chocolate S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Drop Out S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Orange Chocolate S,TR 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Peanut Butter & Chocolate S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Tony Becchio & Darren Odgers 3/28/14
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Shared By: Tony Becchio on Sep 24, 2016
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Start approach to Rocky Top, after 15 seconds, instead of going right to Rocky Top,
turn left. 15 more seconds gets you to the base. Brutal approach!


After clipping the 1st. Bolt, mount the huge jutting ledge to the right. A couple of moves gets you to the slab.
Go up & angle right towards the big jug on the arete, clip the 4th bolt, then ride the steep patina
edge/arete with a big reach to a jug at the end. Great fun!


5 bolts, 2 bolt anchor, with Mussy hooks


Tony Becchio  
We just installed Mussy hooks on this today and even with the broken hold, we all thought it was still 10c and still a lot of fun! Nov 24, 2017
Well, folks, the hold has broken. And the resulting hold is still pretty good, so I don't think the grade is at all changed. I think 10c is pretty spot on, although shorter climbers can add a letter or two to that. Such a fun outing. Could use some hooks up top. Get on it!

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Stephen D  
There's a key hold just right/below the last bolt that is quite loose, I'm not sure if it's the one somebody else posted about, but even with that hold this seemed like low 5.11 to me. At least it's a helluva lot harder than the other 10+'s in the area. Super rad (albeit short) line.
Highly recommend! Next time I'm getting the send! Sep 9, 2017
What a great route. I guess it's bad "ethics," but that key hold below the last bolt is a little loose. Epoxy, anyone? When that hold goes, I figure the route shoots into the 5.11 range. Oh, well. I took a couple of falls but finally got it. Can't wait to go back.

Thanks again, FA people!

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