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Routes in Holiday Block

Gravy Train T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Chimney Approach T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Cinco de Mayo T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Cruise This S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Fat Tuesday T,TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a X
Launchitude T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mark's Menace T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
My Dog Has Fleas S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Never Believe S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Oyster S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pigs in Zen (Tuesday's Gone) S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Plush S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Pump Handles T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Rabies S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Sandrewf T 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13
Tales From the Hard Side S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
That Eight (aka Kennel Club) S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
They Call Me Cruiser T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Unknown T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Walking the Dog T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
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Type: Trad, TR, 50 ft
FA: Shannon Stegg - 1991
Page Views: 265 total, 20/month
Shared By: Austin Howell on Oct 23, 2016
Admins: saxfiend, Brad "Stonyman" Killough

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Description

This route has some of the best 5.12 climbing in the park! cryptic to decipher, but delightful once you get moving!

Begin near the start of "Pigs in Zen." Move left on a jug rail, then fire straight up through long pulls on crisp edges and a two-finger pocket. Make a long throw over the roof from a small crimp (crux), then trend up and left on more moderate terrain passing a few rusted bolts to finish at a corroded anchor.

Build your own anchor with cams in the alcove below the bolts if you want to work the route on TR, for cleaning it is safest to walk over the top and fix your line from anchors on top of Holiday Block (near the finish for "Standard Route") and perform a single-rope rappel. Afterward it is relatively straightforward to scramble to the top to retrieve your fixed line. whatever you do, just don't trust the rusted hangers at the top of this line.

Location

Immediately left of "Pigs in Zen"

Protection

there are two pieces that matter for the crux

about 15' up there is a horizontal slot which takes a Yellow (#2) C3, just above the roof there is a pod in a small seam that will take brass micros

if you use a #4 micro, there's a chance the wire won't quite fit in the seam, but if you use a #3 there's a chance it will pull through the bottom of the pod, but you could stack a couple of them in there for added security. placing the micros was harder than the move. using double ropes makes it less likely that you'll deck if you blow the crux and the micros

At the two finger pocket, that C3 is the only thing keeping you off the floor. I believe the brass micros are the only thing keeping you off the floor if you blew the roof-pull, it's a close call but I don't think the C3 would catch you before the ground does

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