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YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Lew Strong?
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Submitted By: Ken Duncan on Aug 30, 2010
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This is the leftmost route on the Tick Rock slab. It follows a line of bolts just right of a shallow, right-facing dihedral/flake to a two bolt anchor. The flake is located behind and right of the left of two trees at the base of the Tick Rock slab.


This is the leftmost route on the Tick Rock slab. It is just right of the left of two large trees at the base of the slab.


Approximately [twelve] bolts.

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Dave Watosky utilizing his height somewhere near the crux.  "Felt like 9+".  Hmmm.  Nice, big sack of sand, eh?
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By Lew Strong
From: Loveland/Vail, CO
Nov 1, 2010

I think that the crux of this is height dependent. Probably 10a if taller. The crux solution might also be hard to see. It is a somewhat hidden hold up and right that is a continuation of a slanting seam. In any event, the bolt is at your waist when you are trying to solve the move. The route is called "Ixodes"

By Leo Paik
From: Westminster, Colorado
Dec 10, 2010
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b

The right foot hold at the crux is crumbling away. It certainly crunches each time you stand upon it. Without it, the route will be harder. Fortunately, most of the rest of the climb is solid, albeit significantly easier, too.

By sandeld
May 28, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

I'd say this route is closer to a 5.10a, with the "2-move crux" being the only 10a portion. I'm comparing this to the 5.9 two routes down, "Nervous Tic", that I felt was accurately rated.