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Thin Slice aka A Thin Slice of Plum Pie 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 250', Grade II
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Marty Woerner and John Diaz
Season: Fall
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Submitted By: Kyle J. Kent on Dec 29, 2008

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Joel Longo leading the first pitch of Thin Slice. ...

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First bolted line to the right of Chieu Hoi.

Pitch 1: The crux is getting to the first bolt (10+). Follow bolts up to a bolted belay.
Pitch 2: Move into a crack on the right and follow it up to a right leaning crack/seam (small nut placements). Follow this to another bolted anchor.
Pitch 3: Follow a couple bolts and cracks (two options: left 5.10, right 5.8) to the top and a bolted anchor.

Descent: Walk off the right side or rappel (can be done with one 70m in 3 raps).

This climb is continuous movement on small holds. Expect some space inbetween bolts and bring a couple smaller cams/nuts.


Right section, on the slab.


Bolts mostly. Expect them to be spaced 15-20 feet and making hard moves above them.

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By Robin like the bird
From: mountain center ,CA
Feb 28, 2010

10 plus??? I'm not sure if this route goes at that grade, especially compared to other GM routes.
By KyleKent
Dec 22, 2010

Was calling it 10+ because of Bill Cramer's topo. I agree, that is a bit too high of a grade for this route compared to other GM climbs.
By David Baltz
From: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Jun 25, 2015

The route used to be a very nice 5.9(R) back in 1980 before a crucial flake broke off on the starting move off the ground. I would concur with the 10+ rating now.

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