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The Slot 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: FFA -- B. Anderson, H. Barber, July, 1973
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Submitted By: Chris Duca on Jan 28, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: The Slot follows the thin crack on the left and th...


Get ready for some finger-lockin' fun!! The Slot climbs the thin crack with the distinctive pod about 2/3 up and joins the last 10 feet of They Died Laughing.

Although it is a little stout in the grade, it is, nonetheless, a good test of finger fortitude!


The thin crack to the left of They Died Laughing.


A #2 Camalot at the beginning, then mostly small Stoppers, Camalots/Aliens, and a couple .75 Camalots for the traverse crack into They Died.

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By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Feb 4, 2007

This is a fun route if you like thin fingers cracks....there is a direct finish possible using crimpers and slopers going directly up from about halfway through the traverse crack...more often top roped, but it's a fun lead though a little heady makes the line a little more independent....
By David Shiembob
From: slc, ut
Mar 6, 2007
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

A thrilling onsight for me last fall. Plugging in a couple of really thin pieces and punching it through the crux was awesome. I thought it was accurately rated.
By john strand
From: southern colo
Apr 6, 2010

one of the best 5.10 thin cracks in the cliff.
By Morgan Patterson
From: CT
Jan 24, 2014

First climbed this (and sent clean) 20 years ago when I was 13! No way my fingers would fit in this now!
By RyderS Stroud
From: Dali, Yunnan Province, China
Jun 28, 2014

Crux rolls around just below the ledge underneath the big pod. Paste your feet, lock down your fingers, and pull! Thin, but a good constriction always seemed within a reasonable distance. Great route!
By Peter Lewis
From: Bridgton, Maine
Sep 10, 2015

Skinny fingers really help! Can't imagine doing this with sausage paws. One of the best thin cracks on Cathedral.
By GabeO
From: New Haven, CT
May 31, 2016

@ Peter above: I can imagine doing it with sausage fingers. It's really effin hard. I hung. LOL
By john strand
From: southern colo
May 31, 2016

Thumbs up for better jams all !!!!
By Jacob Kopell
From: Bozeman, Mt
Sep 17, 2017
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

If you want to climb and then clean on rappel it is possible to make it to the anchors at the top of the corner/roof. I think it took a 70m though, and definitely only for rap, wouldn't want to lower over that.
By smurray47
moments ago
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Fun route, crux is well protected, couple thin moves to a thank-god ledge.

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