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Rice Krispies 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Jon Nelson, Mark McKillup, sometime in the 1980s
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Submitted By: Eric Hirst on Mar 26, 2012

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Eric Hirst at the start of Rice Krispies (5.10c).


The flake just R or Strange Boar, sharing the same start. Listed in Sky Valley Rock and in the old Clint Cummins guide. Re-cleaned and top anchor replaced Feb/Mar 2012. Rated 10b in most guides, but the hollowness of the flake just below the anchors will give many leaders pause. Tread lightly as you pull the final roof, or bypass this with a couple delicate moves up chickenheads to the left.

Variation (Pork Fried Rice): 10c *** Continue past the anchors to join Strange Boar after its crux. An exciting and varied pitch.


Shares a starting belay with Strange Boar. See Baby Tapir for overview photo.


Light rack to 3", including thin cams for the start.

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Eric Hirst further up on Rice krispies (5.10c).
Eric Hirst further up on Rice krispies (5.10c).
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By Jon Nelson
Mar 26, 2012

Nice laybacking up a thin crack that widens to hands at the top.
It's short, but as it doesn't have any good rests (except a little stemming at the bottom), it will work your arms and fingers.

Also, the rock is really rough, so you might want to tape up your hands.
By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Mar 15, 2015
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

I am not particularly strong and I think it is 10b, however i am tall so maybe it's hieght dependent.
great route
By Eric Hirst
Mar 21, 2015

I think you're right, Geoff. I dropped it down a notch.
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