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Route 37 T,TR 
Route 6 T,TR 
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Texas T,TR 
Tree Climb T,TR 
Unrelenting Nines T,TR 
Upper Left Roof T,TR 
Vulture Roof TR 
Zander Zigzag T,TR 
Unsorted Routes:

Flakey Nine 

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

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Jason Hundhausen on Jan 19, 2008

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At the crux of the route just above the cool thin ...

Description 

The initial part of this climb ascends a thin flake for the first 15 feet (crux). Gain the ledge and go left up a finger crack to a small roof. Turn the roof to the left or the right. This route is easily rigged for TR from the top.

[If you know the "real name" for this climb, post up. -Admin]

Location 

Approximately 15 feet to the left of Blow Hole.

Protection 

1 set wired stoppers, 1 set cams up to a #1 Camalot.
A bolted anchor for Flakey Nine is down on the big ledge.


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By Daniel Trugman
From: La Jolla, CA
Apr 12, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Another worthy 5.9 at the Playground. Fun moves on the flakes lead to cool stemming in the upper dihedral up..

Gear through the crux opening twenty feet is a bit tricky. TCUs, link cams, or big stuff (#4/#5) protect this reasonably well. I've heard small nuts get the job done as well. Anyways, it's there, you just need to be creative.

Maybe a little easier than Upper Left Roof, but more fun IMO.