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Drugs Are Nice 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: B. Mullin, M. Tuttle, 1990
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Dec 11, 2001

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As you follow up the main canyon trail, two drainages will be passed on the right. Just after the second and just off the trail is a clean slab with a tricky start. This little gem has a series of sharp edges and shallow pockets and makes a nice warm-up for the finger tweakers in the canyon. It is a bit run-out for 5.10.


Half a dozen draws and a rope.

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By Lyle Monzyk
Dec 12, 2001

This a great route. It starts with easy climbing to a fun-awkward-balancy mantle, then finishes on a good slab. The climb seems a bit stiff for the grade.
By tim naylor
Jun 1, 2004
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Good short route with a variety of moves and sloped pockets with just enough texture to keep the grade moderate.
By Anonymous Coward
Jun 1, 2004

Hard move gaining the slab.
By Mazel
From: Bishop, CA
Jan 15, 2006
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Nice route. But I wouldn't call it "stiff for the grade," or 5.9+, or 10b. If What the Hey is 9+ and Bucket Slave is 10b, then this climb strikes me as right in between: 10a.
Dec 23, 2010
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Fun but short route. One hard move to the slab, it felt 10- and didn't seem run out compared to others in the area.
By William Mondragon
May 13, 2012
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Badass slab! Best warmup in the canyon.

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