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Park Politics 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c R

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 130'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c R [details]
FA: P. Kingsbury, D. Lombordozzi, J. Kilroy, C. Brown Sept 29, 2007
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: TomKingsbury on Oct 12, 2007

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Above the thin start, but still below the crux. (t...

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Starts by climbing a thin slab and crack that leads to the obvious roof. Pull the roof, and follow the thin crack above to a nut anchor. 130' (no go on the bolt permit) although run-out during the lower and easier slab (5.9ish), the crux is well protected with small and offset cams


the crack between 'spank the monkey' and 'blotter is my spotter', with a roof about 100' of the deck.


lots of finger sized cams (yellow), rps, and some hybrid aliens. (lemon-lime for the crux)

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By TomKingsbury
Feb 11, 2008

It is possible to toprope this route by climbing 'Spank the Monkey' (5.10d), which is one crack system to the right. 2 ropes needed.
By Trevor Bowman
From: Sheridan, WY
Jun 16, 2008

Nice work Pat! This thing would be a spicy lead, and is a fun TR after climbing Spank the Monkey. Delicate, insecure, flared stuff similar in flavor to Deadpoint.

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