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Pumping the Slots 

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

Type:  Trad, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Steve Grossman, Paul Linaweaver, 1989
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Submitted By: Jonathan Howland on Jun 9, 2007

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A clean and enjoyable gear route.
Mantle past the lone bolt and climb the generous, mostly hand-sized cracks in the corner. No jackpot moves. Easy to protect.


The obvious corner/gulley 15 feet or so left of O.R.G.asm.


Sizes in the green to blue camalot range suffice.

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By Aerili
From: Los Alamos, NM
Feb 17, 2010
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

Despite the name, a great way to de-pump from the other ORG routes.

A #4 would not go unused.
By aaronsj89
From: fort collins
Sep 17, 2015

really fun route. at one point I had my arms crossed, jamming two different cracks. there's even some chimney moves to be had
By BAd
Jul 10, 2017
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

This is a must-do, and pretty easy for the grade, but 5.9 seems fair. Lots of good rests, however, so don't let it scare you. Easy to protect. Go do it.

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