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Aunt Edna's Costume Jewelry T 
Bad Boys Bolt T 
Beer for Breakfast T 
Between Nothingness and Eternity T,S 
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Black Market T 
Blackstreak TR 
Dirty Love T 
Fun Flake T 
Funkativity T 
Go Spuds Go T 
Good Girls Don't T 
Grey Rat Rocksicle T 
Jazzman (a.k.a. Turdland) T,S 
Raich's South Side Route T 
Shadow Dance S 
Slab Happy S 
Sugar Mountain T 
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Wildstreak S 
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Grey Rat Rocksicle 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c R [details]
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Submitted By: Aaron Martinuzzi on Feb 5, 2010

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Grey Rat Rocksickle - Blue; Shadow Dance - Yellow....


Grey Rat Rocksickle is a fun slab and crack line that climbs < 10 feet left of Shadow Dance.

Begin on a rock at the base of the slab, 15 or 20 feet "downhill" of the bushes on the upper part of the ledge. Run it out through some 5.8 face moves to a left-angling seam that will offer some small, tricky pro. Continue up the face, connecting protectable features with enjoyable slab climbing. Finish up at the chain anchors beneath the roof, or belay there and climb a second pitch through the crumbly, licheny left side of the roof above and continue to the summit.


This line is located on the upper tier of the South Slabs and climbs the face just left of the right-most line of bolts on the wall to gain a thin crack that angles up and left. Approach via any of the routes on the lower tier, Aunt Edna's Costume Jewelry being a convenient, fun option, as it ends almost immediately below this route.


Bust out the small stuff for this climb. RPs, small cams, and maybe offsets (nuts and/or cams) are definitely necessary to protect the seam. Above that, the pro continues to be small and tricky. Clipping the first two bolts of Shadow Dance takes the spice out of the opening runout, if you're so inclined.

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