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Arachnophobia S 
Barock S 
Green Flash T 
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Just One Tick Away T,TR 
Nervous Tic S 
Not My Tick To Bear T 
Tic, Tac, Toe T 
Tick Fever S 

Nervous Tic 

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

Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 160'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Lew Strong?
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Submitted By: Ken Duncan on Aug 30, 2010

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Dave warming up on the thin slab moves of Nervous ...


This route follows approximately [now 9] bolts to a two bolt anchor. It starts just left of Arachnophobia.

A second pitch, 5.9-9+, has been added that follows 6 more bolts up the slab.


This is the third route from the right on the Tick Rock slab.


P1: 9 bolts and a 2 bolt anchor.
P2: 6 bolts and a 2 bolt anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: One of the authors, Andy Howard, heading up his ro...
One of the authors, Andy Howard, heading up his ro...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 1.
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By Lew Strong
From: Loveland/Vail, CO
Nov 1, 2010

I finally had a chance to finish bolting this today. I placed another bolt below the intermediate anchors. Seven more bolts were placed to add a P2. P2 is similar in difficulty to P1 (9 to 9+). The route is about 160 ft. It makes a nice long, consistent 5.9 slab climb. 17, or so, draws to make it in a single pitch. The rock is good. I think that most of the friable stuff is gone. This is a good intermediate route.
By Leo Paik
From: Westminster, Colorado
Nov 20, 2010
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

There is also a left start to this, starting from Tic, Tac, Toe and angling right on flakes to the 1st tree, 5.7 R. Also, the bolts to the left and above P2 don't seem to make much sense. There is a bolt thigh high just left of the top of P2 here. Then, you can climb past 2 more bolts to an anchor. Hmmmm.
By kyle kingrey
From: Loveland
Apr 21, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Climbed this route just recently. Really solid line. Consistent moves the whole way. I thought the bolt spacing was perfect. Tic Rock is a fun, relaxing place to climb with many options. BTW, on the ride down the canyon partner found a tick on his arm....
By Red John
Aug 17, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Fantastic, consistent route for the grade! We did both piches as a single pitch with 70m rope, rapped twice (70m won't reach bottom from top of 2nd pitch!) Edges, smears, and nice scenery to top it off.

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