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Belly Up T 
Belly Up Variation T 
Blow Chow T 
Darker is Better T 
Fast Boat to China T 
Flight 67 to Stockholm S 
Forgotten Names S 
Heidi Hi T 
Industrial Disease aka Dead Moonies Don't Sell Flowers S,TR 
John Roskelley Show or Polyvinyl Chloride, The T 
Left-Hand Monkey Wrench T,TR 
Nipple Phyle T 
Noodle Factory T 
Politicians, Priests, and Body Bags T,S 
Salad Bar once known as "The John Roskelly Show" T,S,TR 
Scarlett's Pulse T 
Take Flight S 
Thunderbird aka Light Beer T 
Unknown 5.8 AKA Top Rope Face One T,TR 
What Would Jesus Bolt S 

Belly Up Variation 

YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 14 British: VS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 14 British: VS 4c [details]
FA: unknown
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Submitted By: Randy Carmichael on Sep 29, 2002  with updates from Jay Eggleston

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BETA PHOTO: Industrial Buttress - PPBB, et al.


Where is it? In general, Belly Up is about 30 paces West of the Brain Cloud arête. Start about 10 feet left (West) and around a small corner from Politicians, Priests, and Body Bags (PPBB is easily identified by two, prominent, double, thin cracks at its base). Looking up from the base of Belly Up, your target is the thin crack that goes from left-to-right and converges with the hand sized vertical crack (Heidi Hi) on the smooth and slightly overhung upper face of the cliff.

The route: climb straight up over easier rock and head towards the left-to-right thin crack. Midway up the thin crack you will pass a small flake. Then, you will move into the Heidi Hi hand crack. This route has excellent protection.


Pro to 3" (cams work best), bolted anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: A rope basically on the route.
BETA PHOTO: A rope basically on the route.

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By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Apr 24, 2017
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

The small flake you pass is used for Heidi Hi as well. The crack you use is very short. The beginning of the climb is the main variation.

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