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Road Rash (submitted as Flakin' Out) S 
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Spine, The S,TR 
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The Spine 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Dean Cool on Jan 18, 2007

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Rock on, Dan!


This is one of the better slab climbs on Haus Rock. There are some pockets that you will be able to get one to two fingers in as well.

If you are looking to top rope, this climb you may set up on "Feet Do Not Fail Me Now" (5.8) or just walk up the left side of Haus.

If it rains a day or two before you climb Haus, check the rock midway up for wet spots. This particular climb seems to stay wetter than the others on Haus.


This is directly to the right of "Feet Do Not Fail Me Now".


7 draws and a rope.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Dan at the crux.
Dan at the crux.

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By MilkyTech
Jul 25, 2011

Rock Climbing Photo: Fingertip strength!
Fingertip strength!
By danma
From: Portland, Oregon
Aug 4, 2011
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Fun route--actually a break through for me. The crux has some small chips and a small crack with a hole for your toe; I had to map the holds with chalk to figure it out. The view on the top is great.
By Mike Bannister
Aug 27, 2012

Very worth doing with a somewhat long crux. The route tends to feel harder than it is (if that makes sense), so just keep climbing!

Edit: Sometime before 8/2013 a hold broke off in the crux. It's much harder now, some variation of 5.11.
By monkeyvanya
From: Denver, CO
Jul 24, 2015
rating: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a

Felt like Eldo 5.11+. Just a couple of stout, fingery moves.
By Nate Liles
Jan 31, 2016

Replaced anchor in 2014, hardware courtesy of the ASCA. Consider a donation today @
By Noah McKelvin
From: Colorado Springs
May 7, 2017

Solid 11+, but maybe I missed the "holds".

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