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West Face - Center (Flintstone Slab)
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Angel's Fright T 
Barney TR 
Bedrock T 
Betty T 
Blankety Blank T 
Cary Granite T 
Dino T 
Fred T 
Fright Night T 
Great Gazoo, The T 
Human Fright T 
Mr. Slate T 
Quarry, The T 
Switchbacks T 
Switchbacks, Direct Start T 
Twinkletoes T 
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YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Yvonne Gaines, July 1994
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jul 14, 2008

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Craig just past the crux of Betty (5.10a), Tahquit...


Climb Switchbacks, Direct Start to it's bolt and continue up to the horizontal crack where that route cuts sharply left. Move up and right slightly and clip a second bolt just left of a shallow left-facing corner and make funky balance moves (crux) to gain the top of a giant flake. Rap off from two bolts with rings or continue straight up via The Quarry or by cutting right slightly to the chains on Blankety Blank.


Center of Flintstone Slab, about 50' right of Fred.


2 bolts, gear to 1.5", 2 bolt anchor/rap

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Closeup of anchor bolt on Betty (5.10a), Tahquitz ...
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Flintstone Slab (center) detail, Tahquitz Rock.
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By Richard Shore
Oct 7, 2011
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

The two bolts adequately protect this climb. I brought along a 1" piece, but you would place it no more than 3' below the second bolt, which is an easy clip above. Good fun with a sporty start.
By TomCaldwell
From: Clemson, S.C.
Aug 16, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

You can also fit a purple mastercam in at the start. The flake below the bolt will easily take a range of hand sized gear.
By Guy Keesee
From: Moorpark, CA
Jul 15, 2014

If you can do this without using your knee... its 5.11
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