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Reptiles and Amphetamines 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Bryan Burdo, Leland Windham
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Submitted By: Lizzy Trower on Feb 2, 2006

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A fun, fairly straightforward route that starts about 30 feet right of Aborigine. All the holds are jugs! Follow the bolts up and right. One of the most exciting parts is being lowered after you reach the anchor, since it feels like your belayer is going to lower you right off the ledge....


Quickdraws (4 clips, and then the anchor), bolted anchor.

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By Mark Gibson
From: Seattle, WA
Mar 24, 2009

Pretty much every large jug in western Washington gets together for a party on this route. Just keep traversing right and make sure your feet don't suddenly fly off from all the shoe rubber! Enjoy.
By Kalil Oldham
From: Brooklyn, NY
Jul 19, 2011

By Aimee Rose
From: Bend, or
Jul 22, 2013

Consider either top-roping this route to clean it or clean while lowering. It's quite dangerous to clean on rappel due to the slanting nature of the climb. I keep watching people do this, and it's quite unnerving.
By Brett Thompson
From: Washington State
Jan 23, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Super Fun. Just climb for the sake of admiring the rock features if your ego gets in the way.
By Cedric B
From: New York, New York
Jun 15, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Basically a fun jug-haul all the way! :) Great warm-up.
By Jessica Winter
Aug 10, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

It was only 4 clips plus the anchor, not 5 as stated above under "Protection"
By Jon Nelson
From: Bellingham, WA
Aug 10, 2014

Fixed it. Thanks Jessica.
By Nick Drake
From: Newcastle, WA
May 25, 2017

I've noticed a lot of climbers hop on reptiles as their first route at world wall have their second set up a rappel. The steel biners on the anchor are there intending you to lower off of. Doing a TR through your own draws is great, but there is no need to waste the time setting up a rappel here.

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