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Sly Truths 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Trad, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Tim Snyder, N.B.
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Submitted By: gneiss pirate on Nov 19, 2011

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BB on this great route


This route features fun and exposed face climbing and makes a great warmup for the harder climbs in the area and may also stress your truth telling abilities.

Climb up the slabby first section past two bolts to a blocky narrow ledge. Plug in some gear and then climb up and right past 4 bolts to a small roof. Get a piece or two over the roof in a small seam. Yard over the roof and then step up and left to the last bolt. A few more moves and the fantastic belay ledge is reached.


Starts 45 ft left of Spry Look and a couple feet left of a 10 ft Juniper tree


Mixed, 7 bolts, red or yellow camolot, small tcus or c3s, small to medium nuts

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By Mike Reardon
Nov 27, 2011

Great climb- steep, exposed, well protected, and many surprise holds.
By Phoffmann
Dec 13, 2011

most excellent route. nice to have a nut or small off set cam at the roof
By rock_fencer
From: Columbia, SC
Jan 30, 2012

Concur with all of the above. Excellent addition to Hanging Chain. I will caution one to be wary of the edges directly off the ledge, broke a large chunk off the first flake above the ledge on 1/29. Route is no harder/easier now. Tread gingerly as falling on the ledge would be no bueno!
By BruceBurgessNC Burgess
Dec 31, 2012

Excellent pitch. Spry Look's mini me. :)

I got a green/yellow alien above the roof.
By nbrown
From: western NC
Jan 7, 2013

That green sized alien is in pretty hollow rock. Best to get the smaller piece 6 inches or so higher.
By TomCaldwell
From: Clemson, S.C.
Mar 29, 2013
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

I only placed a 2 at the start of the steeper section. Felt the bolts were adequate. Great climb with amazing edges. I felt like I didn't even have to hold on, the holds just grabbed me.
By Steve Lineberry
From: Charlotte, NC
Apr 6, 2016
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

In the 2015 Rumbling Bald Rock Climbs by Mike Reardon and Sean Cobourn this route is listed as Sly Hooks.
By Mike Reardon
Apr 7, 2016

Original name was Sly Hooks but the name was changed... Great route either way! Same with Sly Corner.

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