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Grand Theft Auto? 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: T Bubb, J Haas, J Wood, 9/07 (?)
New Route: Yes
Season: Autumn
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Submitted By: Tony B on Sep 17, 2007

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  • Description 

    This is an interesting route that was better than it looked at first. I believe it has probably seen prior ascents, at least in part as an escape or alternate option to parts of 'Earache My Eye.'

    Climb up a mellow corner for perhaps 40 feet to a large, incut ledge, then stand up on a horn of rock and pull over junky-looking, but solid bulge on slopers (crux) to reach jugs and a bomber 2" cam placement. Continue up the second half of the route, a second, left-facing corner past stoppers, cams, locks and jams to reach the top. A good thread up top makes for a good belay point on the right-hand wall.

    Descend via a heads-up but mellow scramble off- down to the base of Ruby Slipper, and then below.

    This climb perhaps would be better with a fixed tie-off and a ring at the top.

    Location 

    On the Nebel Horn Ridge, this route lies just downhill (south) of Ruby Slipper. There is a pair of shallow, left-facing corners there which extend from ground to summit with a large ledge at mid-height. This route is the left most of them, the right being "Earache My Eye."

    Protection 

    Rack to 2.5" + cordalette for the tie-off belay up top.


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    By Dave Clark 5.10
    From: Golden, CO
    Jan 30, 2011
    rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

    Don't be discouraged by the "unknown" name, this is a very nice route. After the first 15 ft, gear placement is great all the way up. Getting up onto the upper hand crack felt like a second crux to me. Warm afternoon sun and beautiful view from the top.
    By Jason Haas
    From: Broomfield, CO
    Jan 30, 2011

    This is listed as "Grand Theft Auto" in the guidebook.