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Abbey Road T 
Ace of Hearts T,TR 
Baby Swiss S 
Bad Soup S 
Boodler T 
Born To Bleed 
Carpetbagger T 
Chicken Gumbo for Your Dumbo T 
Chicken Soup for the Soul TR 
Feelin' Groovy S 
Fleet Street T 
Fly From Soup to Nuts TR 
From Soup to Nuts T,TR 
Goose Poop Roof T 
Haj, The T 
Immoral S 
Is It Soup Yet T,S,TR 
Muckraker T 
Mugwump TR 
Not So Moderate T,TR 
Pending Disaster T 
Penny Lane T 
Route to Mecca, The T 
Scalawag T 
Side Effects S 
Singing Love Pen T 
Sir Climbalot T 
Small Claims T 
Soup Nazi TR 
Soupy Sales T,TR 
Stew on This S 
Treacherous Journey T 
Valentine's Day T,TR 
Vera's Roof 
You Who Jim T 
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YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Swain, Farrar, Burkey '99
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Submitted By: Peter Gram on Mar 20, 2003

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Carpetbagger is located on the far west side of the Moderate Mecca formation. Traverse the shelf past the obvious dihedrals Chicken Gumbo and Valentine's Day. Keep traverseing the shelf past a huge overhang with a boulder at the base (Scalawag), and you'll see a large open book.

Climb the open book past several miniature overhangs. The climbing is very easy between each little bulge. Look for fixed anchors off to the left, which are hidden until you get near them.

Rap the route, as the anchors are not at the top of the cliff.


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By 46and2
From: Las Vegas, NV
Nov 22, 2006
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Good route only if you're heading over this way to climb the Haj or Route to Mecca. Has a couple loose blocks so use some caution.
By smassey
From: CO
Nov 1, 2010

On 1 November 2010, the LVCLC/ASCA replaced the anchor, once a 1.75" rawl with one of Swain's whackjob coldshuts and a half-hanging out drilled angle, with 1/2x3.75" bolts w/ fixe chains. They were moved a bit lower due to, guess what, rock quality concerns.
By Edward Pyune
From: Las Vegas, NV
Apr 5, 2014

Maybe a little loose rock, but I thought that this was a pretty fun climb, not sure why it only has 1 star
By First Track Jack
From: Colorado
Mar 1, 2017

Fun and convoluted 5.6.... Big Boulder help ID start of route.....

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