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Float Like a Butterfly S,TR 
How Low Can You Go? S,TR 
Immortal Beloved S 
Low Blow S 
Mini Bender S 
Morgantown S 
North Slab Crack T,TR 
Rope de Dope Crack T 
Shamu S 
Sleepy Town S 
Sting Like a Bee S 


YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Addict on Feb 2, 2006

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A short but very fun face climb 2 to the right of the 5.8 crack. It used to be a TR, but now has bolts. This is the center of 3 routes next to each other.

The crux is the lower half and involves some excellent sidepulls and gas pockets with smeary feet and 1 heel hook. Very athletic for the grade. Much better than Float Like A Butterfly. Would be a 4 star route if it was twice as long.


6 bolts with an 2 bolt anchor

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By David Tvedt
Apr 25, 2006

Back in October of 1999, Alan Watts answered a question posted on the now defunct about Rope De Dope routes. Based on this posting by him, the routes and names on the block got remamed when a number of them got bolted around then. This route sounds like what is now called "Morgantown" and was given a tentative 10b by Alan. It's the center route(of 3) right of Rope De Dope Crack. I agree it's a great route and I'd possibly consider it 4 star too if it was longer. 10c sounds reasonable to me also. The "new" bolted "Sting Like a Bee" route is just right of the crack(and just left of this route), and was also given a tentative 10b then.
Alan noted that the line drawn for Sting Like a Bee in his 92 guide was drawn incorrectly and that the current bolted line for it doesn't follow the line in the guide.
By icsteveoh
From: salt lake city, UT
Aug 31, 2006

This is a super fun route with some really cool moves. At the bottom there is a system of sidepulls and gastons that look like africa and pulling the roof is sweet. It would be cool if the route was longer but it is still a classic.
By richard magill
May 21, 2013

great movement, super continuous
By scotticusmaximus
From: Santa Cruz, CA
Sep 12, 2013

Great movement and fun climb! Just be careful clipping the second bolt as it happens right around a big move and there's decking potential - probably why there's that bolt for the belayer.
By S.Lee
May 10, 2015
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

Great route, would be classic if it was longer.
By Euan Cameron
From: Mammoth Lakes
Sep 25, 2016
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Watch out for the creaking undercut/sidepull hold above the 3rd bolt. It will blow soon.

10a is a good grade for this - there is no way that it is 10c.

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