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Aliens Ate My Buick 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Don Wilson and Jack Marshall 2/88
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Submitted By: Vernon Stiefel on Nov 2, 2003

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Bernadette Regan finishing the upper part of AAMB....

Description 

This route begins just left of Greehorn Dihedral on a protruding narrow rectangular block. Climb past three bolts using edges on the face as well as the arete on both sides of the block to a small roof. Ascend the roof into a thin crack that ends on a ledge. The rock is somewhat grainy to the roof but solid once the thin crack is reached. Two out of five stars.

Protection 

Mostly small/ medium TCU's, cams, and stoppers plus quick draws for three 1/4" bolts and one piton. An anchor can be set up where the route converges with "Greenhorn Dihedral."


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Rock Climbing Photo: Joe just beneath the roof.  And yes, that really i...
Joe just beneath the roof. And yes, that really i...
Rock Climbing Photo: Holden getting ready to climb above the small roof...
Holden getting ready to climb above the small roof...

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By Mike Hack
Nov 5, 2005

The route was somewhat loose and dirty throughout. The move off the deck was a little exposed. The section past the third bolt and before the roof is somewhat spooky given the rock and bolt quality. But with more traffic and better bolts, this could be a fun route.
By Tommy L-D
Mar 25, 2012

Quite a bit of lichen/kitty litter on the bottom section. Piton/bolts leave something to be desired, but not too bad. The upper section is great (***) and the lower section has fun moves, but the rock quality detracts from the experience. Worth doing and will get better with more traffic.

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