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Tricky Slab 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c Hueco: V0 Font: 4

Type:  Trad, Boulder, 15'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a Hueco: V0 Font: 4 [details]
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Submitted By: Adam Stackhouse on Jun 27, 2006

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Gary Monetti heading up Tricky Face. The downclim...

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This low angled face has a start that is deceptively difficult if climbed in an obvious direct fashion. A small incut for the fingers, with two tough smears gets one up to another shallow incut. A couple more moves to the top.


Just past the Columbo Crack, one can tunnel through two adjoining boulders and view this straight ahead. This is the rock left of Vomitorium.


Boulder problem

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Rock Climbing Photo: Rob Bessler crimps his way up Tricky Face
Rob Bessler crimps his way up Tricky Face
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By Jon Leicht
Apr 7, 2008
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  V-easy 3

I think that 5.9+ or 5.10 is very liberal for this face. If you start right we felt it went at 5.8/5.8+. If you start left, maybe pushes to a 9. Either way this has the best down climb on the hill... 2 feet :)
By ron amick
From: poway, ca
Dec 2, 2011

That slab is the west wall of the vomitorium, with great problems all over it. I dont think anything is harder than 5.9 on it though.

The north wall has 2 bolts on top and variations up to 5.11.

FYI, The Vomtorium is the name of the whole alcove, not any route
By alex white
From: ramona, california
Jan 13, 2012

Loved this climb...... tricky up the middle, easier on the right for sure..... slab parallel is nice to.

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