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Slayer 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Richard Rossiter and Christine Damiano, 2001
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Submitted By: TBD on Oct 18, 2003

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Pulling over the fun overhang.

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  • Description 

    Slayer is the third route from the left on the First Tier, just right of Iron Maiden. It starts by the large block at the base of the cliff. Follow the bolt line up and to the right passing a bulge down low (crux) and continuing to surmount the obvious roof above.

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    7 bolts, 2 bolt anchor.


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    Rock Climbing Photo: Slayer.  The crux is passing the little roof above...
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    Rock Climbing Photo: Heading up through the harder spot of the climb.
    Heading up through the harder spot of the climb.

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    By Ron Olsen
    From: Boulder, CO
    Aug 20, 2004
    rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

    Pumpy moves past the little overhang above the second bolt, and a committing clip at the third bolt; don't blow it or you're looking at a good fall.
    By Clint Locks
    From: Boulder
    Sep 13, 2004
    rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

    Ron-Of course by 'good fall' you mean a BAD fall, right? I seem to remember it's pretty committing to pull that section. This one's fun! Actually, this whole area is nice.
    By Gary Schmidt
    From: Boulder, CO
    Aug 7, 2005

    Fun route. Crux is definitely figuring out the first roof and then the next couple of moves. Though I did it very differently then my partner, so there is more than one way to slay the beast! Nice climb with interesting moves. My first time in the area and was impressed overall.
    By slim
    Administrator
    Sep 1, 2008
    rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

    Good climbing in general, but rap bolting + clipping crux = completely lame.
    By keith story
    From: Boulder, CO
    Jul 23, 2011
    rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13

    I took the fall on the third clip while stepping through. Not wearing helmet==== Idiocy. I flipped upside down and ended up staring about 18 inches from the starting rock.

    BE CAREFUL on this one and don't try it when you're hungover, tired, or sloppy.

    Otherwise, excellent route with creative opportunities.
    By Hiro Kurotsuchi
    From: Colorado
    Aug 9, 2012

    Agree with everybody else - be on your game, there are bolts where you really need them, but don't goof while clipping them. Falls with all the slack out would be undesirable.

    Update - bring one or more long draws for rope drag.
    By Naataanii Todea
    From: Boulder, CO
    Dec 25, 2016

    Bolts are where you need them to be, no more than that. The roof is a little spicy! Final bolt below roof is a little low for me!

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