Atomic Elbow Drop
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This is a variation of Atomic Knee Drop. To traverses off AKD using a finger crack and finishes an independent slab line to the top. Trad line. IDK who the FA was. Definitely a fun variation.
Climb first part of Atomic Knee Drop to the mini roof. Take the obvious finger crack right, traversing on small feet and hands/gear in finger crack. Traverse right to the big ledge. Step back left and take relatively blank slab to the top using the obvious black water streak for a good right hand or two. There is sketchy pro in a shallow crack on the slab a .75 cam worked nicely to protect the finishing move.
Small gear, medium cam and anchor gear
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|By Allen Corneau|
From: Houston, TX
May 31, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c R
Nice route with some fun moves, but if you fall while leading the middle slabby section you will probably hit the Pile Driver ledge.
One should consider this a "no fall" zone until you get a piece in the black water-stained crack on the right.