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Arachnophobia, Dark Side, & International Walls
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Arachnophobia T 
Chockstone Press T 
Couch Potato, The T 
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Flesh and Bone T 
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Razorback Roof T 
Right To Bare Arms T,S 

Razorback Roof 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Erik Pohlman on Jan 1, 2007

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Mike at the base of the roof crack on Razorback Ro...

Description 

Climb the handcrack on the left side of the bowl 30 feet to the roof crack. Turn the roof via the crack on the left side. You can belay above, but it's better to place long slings and continue to the top. Continue following the crack system above over a few bulges and to the top of the cliff. Good rock for the first 30 feet, great rock after.

Location 

Near the right end of the Dark Side Wall, this is the 8 foot triangular roof about 30 feet off the ground. Start in the crack below it.

Protection 

Gear to 3.5". Many slings to help rope drag. Rap off trees or hike over to Diet Pepsi and rap off bolts.


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Mike in the middle of Razorback Roof.
Mike in the middle of Razorback Roof.
Mike just over Razorback Roof.
Mike just over Razorback Roof.

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By Dennis England
From: Tulsa, OK
Aug 1, 2011

Just did this beautiful climb this weekend. It has what appear to be brand new anchors at the top. Be ready for a 2nd crux right at the top just before the anchors.
By Jerry Cagle
From: Tucson, AZ
Oct 26, 2011

FA: 1987 Billy Biswanger. SOB stole my project...
By C. Archibald
Jun 7, 2013

Great route. If, like me, this route is near your limit, I have a few suggestions: (1) Dont bring just a standard rack. Take lots of 1s, 2s, and 3s. It eats them up. (2) Lots of runners. I botched the rope management on this. (3) Next time I will belay from the top, on the bolted anchor, and then rap off.