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Little Evil (aka Slope a Dope) 

YDS: 5.12a/b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Scott Beguin
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Submitted By: Scott Beguin on Jul 8, 2007

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This is a continuous line up superb steep rock with a crux at the beginning of the route. Start over the river on some beautiful sloping ledges for the first two bolts and then up to some good hidden pockets and edges up really steep terrain to the Muscle Hustle anchors. The Original anchors were in a bad spot so the location was moved. Stick clipping the second bolt is recommended, although the ground level has dropped since the route was installed. The route was given the false name "Slope a Dope" by someone other than the first ascensionist, but unfortunately is misinformation in all published guidebooks of the area. This could be a three star route, but it is too short.


The obvious chalked-up shorty left of The Muscle Hustle and to the right of Tweak Freak on the 45 degree Boulder.


Four Bolts to a two bolt lowering anchor.

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By Laeserguns
Jul 24, 2008

I'm pretty sure this route was bolted and climbed by Paul May.
By Scott Beguin
From: Santa Fe, NM
Jul 28, 2008

Luke, how is the memory holding up? I did bolt this route and climb it. The first bolt was put in with a ladder. Additional cleaning and bolt placement consensus contributions, included Ken Kisiel, James White, and Steve Vrooman.

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