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Disco Machine Gun 

YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E6 6b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.12 French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Beth Rodden 1999
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Submitted By: e Dixon on Oct 29, 2007

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RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek MORE INFO >>>


This is an incredibly fun left-facing corner with technical and powerful moves and not many rests. It is climbed via tight fingers - tips, and stemming.


Left side of the wall, past Hole in the Wall but before Crack Attack.


Mostly small gear (Blue-Yellow Aliens), can also place a couple #1 Camalots.

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By Michael Sokoloff
From: Spokane, WA
Jun 2, 2008

This is a fantastic pitch on par with many of the routes on BOTB getting 3.5 stars. Required exquisite stemming, laybacking, fingerlocking and faceclimbing skills all while placing bomber blue TCUs (need at least 5). Very sustained with some decent at best rests. Deserves classic status for the grade.
By Luke Stefurak
From: Seattle, WA
Dec 1, 2008
rating: 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b

Beth Rodden FA 1999 or 2000

Rock near the anchors is a bit soft.
By Ty Gittins
From: bozeman
May 17, 2011

soft for sure....

By Andrew McLean
From: Colorado
May 23, 2011
rating: 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b

Don't rely on aliens at the top...
By Keith Beckley
Oct 22, 2011

God i was pretty close to getting this one . The whole zippering the gear video is ridiculous. There is great blue metolius tcus,green aliens protecting the first crux where the dude fell. He must have had bad gear placements. Stem hard on this one and send! I actually got through the lower difficult stuff to a good rest....the upper crux is figuring out the gear...difficulty backs down quite a bit...but flared, softer rock is intimidating....remember to bring a set of green,red and gold camalots for the pods on this route. Wonderful climb!
By heppnerd
Nov 1, 2012

hard for the creek scary lead
By Scott Bennett
Dec 7, 2012
rating: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Felt a bit soft for 12. Great stemming most of the way, and great gear up high (#1 and #2 Camalots). Sure it gets thin, I even placed a slidernut, but you're above BOMBER gear and there are great footholds.

Don't be intimidated.
By ben jammin
From: Moab, UT
Feb 25, 2013
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13

I whipped on a .2 camelot.. it held! edit post send.. place the red Camelot and run that shit out!
By Raddam6
May 9, 2016

Keith Reynolds onsighted this route to the hand jams before being forced to hang off a cam to clean loose rock and sand. The proper FA of the cleaned crack was shortly after completed by Beth Rodden.
By grog m aka Greg McKee
Jun 12, 2016

Not really an onsight then is it? just saying...

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