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Slap & Tickle 

YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 3 pitches, 250', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: M. Rangel
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Submitted By: manuel rangel on Mar 15, 2007

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This is the huge overhung chimney visible just above Atlantis when driving back to Phx from the Pond. It is kinda spooky looking, shady east facing wall. Climbs like a trad route with bolts. Crux is difficult stemming to pass the roof.


Walk up stream from Atlantis main area to just around the corner, work your way up about 100ft to base of overhanging chimney. The route goes up the broken face passing two bolts to gain the chimney. Another route exists just right on the face to the same anchor. It's called Black & Tan.


buncha bolts, rap anchors (bring 10qds)

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Rock Climbing Photo: About to get the steepness.
About to get the steepness.
Rock Climbing Photo: from the road
from the road
Rock Climbing Photo: Me before the route having some hot coco
Me before the route having some hot coco
Rock Climbing Photo: Route

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By Justin York
From: Phoenix, AZ
Oct 6, 2010

Wow, what an amazing and improbable line. The money pitch (P1) is well bolted, has fun stemming moves, and exciting finish make for a must-do! Several blocks look like they will come crashing down when you yard on them, but they are surprisingly well-bonded (reminds me of some of the crappy looking holds on schizo that turn out to be solid). Looking forward to doing the last two pitches to top out on the pinnacle. Great job, Manny!
By Micah Kurtz
From: Denver, Co
Feb 7, 2011
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

Rock Climbing Photo: Workin the chimney right before the overhang
Workin the chimney right before the overhang

A really cool and fun route. The chimney is pretty easy and there a few 5.10 moves early in the overhang. Getting past the last bolt I would say is 11b/c. It has some pretty wicked exposure to get the blood flowing also. I did however find a lose block about half way up the overhang, so be careful.
By Micah Kurtz
From: Denver, Co
Feb 7, 2012
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

Does anyone know what the bolted route to the right is?
By manuel rangel
From: Tempe, Arizona
Mar 26, 2013

It's Black & Tan, a common name but a good climb:
By Joshua Munoz
Apr 6, 2016

Hands down the best route in Atlantis. Although, you pay the price in the approach scramble and descent. Super amazing chimney to roof first pitch. I linked the first 2 pitches together into one super long sustained route. Crazy pump but amazing route. Carful for loose rock.

Also, from the end of the second pitch. You can rap from the chains back to the ground with a 70M.

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