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Giant Dihedral T 
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Meter Maid T,S 
Mighty Mouse S 
Minimalist T,S 
Mix Up T 
My Left Foot S 
Not Alone T 
Radio One S 
Refiner S 
Right of Center S 
Shimminy Cricket T 
Shiny Face S 
Sun Burn S 
Sunrise Slab S 
Super Nova T,S 
Surefire S 
Tall Boy S,TR 
Tilt S 
Tilt-a-Whirl T,S 
Trail of Tears S 
Two Edged Sword T,S 
White Dwarf T,S 


YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

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Submitted By: Hiro Kurotsuchi on Sep 30, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: The crack in the center.

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This is the center route on the Gully Slab Wall. Once on the ledge below the crack, step up a bit on good footholds to get your hands in the crack. As you step up more, you can transition completely into the crack, which you can continue until you reach the shared ledge near the top of the route. There are many face holds and feet, keep off these if you want to practice your crack climbing.

Towards the top, you reach a ledge shared by all three routes on this slab - this is probably the crux for many, as you need to climb up onto a slight overhang. By climbing all the routes on this wall, you could make various attempts on this top portion.

It is not a bad route if you want to introduce someone to crack climbing - they can switch to face holds if they get tired and it's low angle, so not as painful as complete vertical.


This is at the far (left, north) end of the wall. After finding Radio Head, walk all the way along the wall where you'll likely spot the slab itself, but you'll also see a somewhat dirty gully which takes you up to it. There is ample space to sit, dump your gear at the top of the gully.


Most simple would be an assortment of finger and hand-size pieces.

Photos of Centrist Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Alex climbing out of the abyss.
Alex climbing out of the abyss.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jeff Heiderer leading the crack.
Jeff Heiderer leading the crack.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jeff Heiderer leading the crack.
Jeff Heiderer leading the crack.

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By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Oct 29, 2012

This is a fun crack, the top is a challenge, but at least the top is bolt protected.
By Matt Pierce
From: Denver, CO
Sep 20, 2015

Super textured rock here - some face holds if you don't stay in the crack - crack thins near the top requiring 0.5-0.75 cams - the top of the climb is the crux but is protected by a bolt.
By Cody Goldberg
From: Lakewood, Colorado
Apr 24, 2017
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Not a 5.8, but a super fun moderate route nonetheless.

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