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Slap Prancing  

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Bob Gaines on Feb 28, 2009

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Description 

Located on the far left side of the Negropolis formation. Start at a chimney, moving on to the face at a thin flake, then 3 bolts on a slab to the top.

Location 

Best descent is probably to downclimb to the top of the Tap Dancing pillar, and rap from the bolts (with chains).

Protection 

Thin to 3 inches.


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By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Oct 27, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Cool route, pulling on the flake low gives a moments pause but as you ascend it's super cool & thin... thin like those flakes you see on much harder routes. The flake can protect with a small stopper or 3/4" cam (a bit higher) before getting to the 1st bolt. Bolt line is and super aesthetic to watch people climb. Partner as recommended scrambled down the chalk-stones to the neighboring anchor to descend.