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L to R R to L Alpha
Alien T 
Boat Racing T 
Chutes and Ladders S,TR 
Face The Fax T,TR 
Intern's Burn T 
Isogram T,TR 
Mr. Potato Head S 
Parallel Universe S 
Raisin Bran T,TR 
Thieves Reprieve T,TR 
Unknown 5.7 T 

Mr. Potato Head 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Jake Wayman, Kris Pietryga, and James Garrett, 29 September 2009
New Route: Yes
Season: Fall or during low water
Page Views: 1,443
Submitted By: James Garrett on Sep 29, 2009

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Somewhat squeezed between Isogram and Alien and a number of other R/X(?) routes, this follows really good and fun jugs and horizontals up the face. Should become popular.

Pitch #1: Left of the arete, climb past 5 bolts to the bolted belay of Alien. 5.9, 15m.


Start climbing right out of the creek left of the arete.


QDs for 5 bolts to the bolted belay.

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By Mark Goodro
From: Puget Sound, Washington
Oct 23, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I used these new bolts to "onsight" Alien. All but the first bolt are in easy reach of the arete. It would take more discipline than I have not to clip them from that route. That's not the say Mr Potato Head isn't a quality route - but until I looked it up here I just assumed someone had bolted Alien.
By zoso
Oct 25, 2009

@ least it's admitted that it's squeezed. Way too many newer routes out there that ruin the experience for its older neighbor.
By tenesmus
Oct 28, 2009

That's a bummer if you can clip the bolts of this while climbing Alien. A squeeze is a squeeze.
By Arthur Morris
From: Salt Lake City, UT
May 22, 2013

The squeezing isn't egregious. A climber on Alien certainly won't trip on them, and this routes moves are distinct from that route. Temps matter a lot on this route!

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