Type: Trad, Mixed, Ice, 120 ft (36 m)
FA: Stanislav Vrba, Noah McKelvin
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Shared By: Noah McKelvin on Feb 10, 2021
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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The Outsiders is another magnificent and classic route! This is located about 20 feet left of Psychotic Behavior and 40 feet left of Dr. Delicate/After 8. This year there was a tiny hanger at the lip of the roof, the leftmost one that forms. 

Start 20 feet left of the start of Dr. Delicate. Belay to the right to avoid rockfall. Climb the mossy groove for about 25 feet to a short, 5 foot, loose block/corner. Plug in a cam, and place a spectre above it. This can be a little dicey, as this gear is in kind of bad rock, and a groundfall would be bad. The moves aren't that hard though. Trend straight up searching for descent hooks and clipping the occasional fixed pin. Place a micro stubby in a smear to protect a mantel onto the loose ledge.

From here, a couple fixed peckers lead up into the roof with bomber gear. Work your way over the roof. The crux is getting onto the ice. It was pretty thin for us and fairly scary. Get a screw in, place a cam, and do a sort of hard mantel onto another ledge. Follow the overhanging M6 corner above you to a tree with tat. This part is kind of dicey. It is protected by a #2 pecker and a copperhead that moves - I just couldn't quite get it to paste, but it's slotted well! The hooks after the head aren't the best and are hard to find for the onsight, and a fall here could be dangerous. Actually, it could be dangerous on a lot of the route.

The route climbs really really well. It is scrappy, heady, and classic.

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This is left of the Dez and the leftmost route in that area. The pins are hard to see until you clip them. Saddle up!

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A #2, a spectre, a micro stubbie, two normal stubbies, a #4 cam, a #3 cam, a 0.1 cam, and lots and lots of alpine draws.