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Silver Cascade Slab aka Hesitation Slab
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Black Science S 
Chronic Bedwetter S 
Hesitation S 
Intensive Care T,S 
Johnson Route S 
Ladder Route T,S,TR 
Reality Check S 
Robertson Wall S 
Silver Left T 
Tunnel Vision T,S,TR 


YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b R

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 160'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b R [details]
FA: Harvey Carter in mid-1960s
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Submitted By: Stewart M. Green on Apr 24, 2003

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"Hesitation," the first bolted route established on Silver Cascade Slab, is not one of the best routes on the cliff but should be included here for historical accuracy.

The route begins in the center of the cliff below a broken right-angling, left-facing corner system right of "Reality Check." Scramble 40 feet up the corner to a belay niche. Traverse out left past some bolts, crossing "Reality Check" and then up a shallow groove to easy slab climbing. Continue to the top of the cliff-top and a tree belay anchor. Walk-off to the left.

Various bolt belay anchors have been on the sloping ledge near the top for this and other routes but all have been chopped.


3 or 4 bolts depending on which way you climb up high. Use a tree for an anchor at the top.

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By Larry Shaw
Nov 29, 2003

Or you can climb the first half of Reality Check, then angle left in the groove to an anchor or to the top.
By Leo Paik
From: Westminster, Colorado
Jun 3, 2005

The first bolt has one of those recalled Leeper hangers. The third bolt is doubled but is without a hanger.

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