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Routes in Switchblade

Blade Runner S 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Cutting Out S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Fintastic S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Six Blade Knife S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Sliced Open S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Under The Knife S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Unnamed 5.10b S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Tod Anderson?
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Shared By: aikibujin on Jul 14, 2017
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Raptor Closures Details

Description [Edit]

Scramble up low angle rock to a (somewhat unnecessary) first bolt on a slab that cannot be seen from the ground. Climb past four more bolts on a band of rotten rock, pull a small overhang on jugs, and arrive at a slab for a no hands rest while trying to figure out how to pull the overhang before the top. Hint: it's the crux, a pretty stiff one too.

Location [Edit]

This is the middle route on the south facing buttress, between Cutting Out and Under The Knife.

Protection [Edit]

12 bolts plus anchors. The bolt at the crux (10th or 11th bolt) is a bit of a reach for me at 5'7" wing span. If you have shorter wing span, I'd recommend an extendo draw for the crux or be ready to make some hard moves above a good clipping stance just to get the bolt clipped.



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