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Black Widow Slab
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Bands of Gold S 
Black Widow Recess T 
Caught in the Web S 
Center T 
Consilience S 
Dracula S 
F**k You S 
Far Right, The T 
Fire Down Below, The T 
Gyromancy S 
Kate Moss S 
Mordred S 
Pipe Dreams S 
Resonator S 
Right Side T 
Right Side? aka Bong Session T 
SMERSH T 
Smoke Down S 
Specter T 
Wired T 

Black Widow Recess 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: George Bracksieck on Nov 1, 2013

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Description 

I named this after a similar climb that I led near the Cookie Monster, in Nevada's Red Rocks.

Between the bolted project (which is just right of Dracula) and Spectre is a recess below a hanging chimney. On Aug 19, I started on the left edge of the recess, using jugs on overhanging face. I clipped a few bolts, then started placing gear. Higher, I reached left with a sling and clipped another bolt. Using my chicken wing, I attempted to burrow into the offwidth, which eventually opened into a dirty chamber. I climbed up to its ceiling and chickened out. I belayed David Light up, and he solved the intimidating exit to the right, to Spectre's anchors. While I was belaying, I noticed a moderate-looking face that exited the chamber from low on climber's right.

Location 

Between the bolted project on the left and Spectre, on the right, is an obvious chimney/recess system.

Protection 

SR through 4 inches; the optional bolts on the left were gratifying to clip.


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