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Lower Slot Left 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Skip Hamilton, Jerry Sublett, c.1969
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Submitted By: Christina kalb on Sep 2, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: Lower Slot Left.

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Climb the crack directly left of Lower Slot. It starts smaller and widens at the top. The crux is exiting the crack around the chockstone.


This climb eats medium to large passive gear. It will also take cams in the 0.75 to 3 range. You may want a larger piece for the top.

Photos of Lower Slot Left Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Rob relaxing.
Rob relaxing.
Rock Climbing Photo: Me nearing the crux on Lower Slot (Left Variation)...
Me nearing the crux on Lower Slot (Left Variation)...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mark Sellers climbing.  Photo: Dave Fiorucci.
Mark Sellers climbing. Photo: Dave Fiorucci.
Rock Climbing Photo: Not much feet on this one.  Photo: Dave Fiorucci.
Not much feet on this one. Photo: Dave Fiorucci.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mark Sellers loosing his hand in the crack.  Photo...
Mark Sellers loosing his hand in the crack. Photo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mark Sellers starting the lead.
Mark Sellers starting the lead.

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By Petsfed
From: Laramie, WY
Feb 4, 2015
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

The climbing to the first horizontal break can feel pretty tenuous and runout. Your first real gear is right at the break, and it's awesome and easy to place. It's not a 5.7 sequence, but for a long time, that felt like the crux for me, since the rest of the pitch involves really secure jams.
By David Bruneau
From: St. John
Aug 17, 2015

I remember feeling uncomfortable about 3 or 4 feet below the break without any gear yet, so I put the biggest nut I could find on a 120 cm sling and swung it into the obvious bucket about 4 feet above me. Turned out to be bomber.
By Ed Wade
From: Hermann, MO
Jul 31, 2016

I managed to get a small TCU in before the horizontal break. Seemed bomber. Kind of sewed this climb up for a 5.7. Felt like the crux was getting established in the crack when it goes to the left at the top. No offwidth technique involved on this climb.

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