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YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.12d French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 28 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Mike Downing
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Submitted By: Pinklebear on Jun 11, 2002

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Keith on Slacker at Rifle. Note the key towel pla...


This an anomaly: a bouldery route at Rifle. If you're a thick-torsoed power junky and you're sick of pumping out at bolt 15 on the Project Wall, this micro, but engaging, rig provides plenty of entertainment.

This is the short, very overhanging route one route left of Vision Thing and finishes on the same ledge and at the same anchors as Ruckus.

Start on the Euro-pods of Vision Thing and move left. Make an easy clip followed by a strenuous clip, then bust past slopers to good, deep huecos. Shake out here (or crawl up into the niche -- lame, lame), then bust the crux: hard moves up and left to an obvious spike.

Flounder and flop onto the ledge. Some call this route height-dependent.


5-7 quickdraws.

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By Adam Holmes
May 25, 2004
rating: 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b

short but fun
By P. Colin McGraw
May 28, 2011

The easiest and certainly most fun way to gain the middle section of this "route" is to dyno from the sloper to the giant jug of a sidepull (from whence you can hang upside down by your foot to rest).

I think the route is a blast!

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