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Ice Box (later renamed by some ... Jurassic Park)
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Crichton's Crack 
First Iteration 
Get Up That Tree 
Lawyer on the Toilet 
Lichen Lung 
Mud in Your Eye 
Recombination Mutation 
Rowdy Joe Bad 
Second Iteration 
Slot-A-Saurus aka Anatomy Lesson 
Sore-O-Pod aka Spatial Juxtaposition 
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Rowdy Joe Bad 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Bob Scarpelli, Wake Griffith, Jen Hanft
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Submitted By: Joe Collins on Jul 19, 2003
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This short, deceptive slab is located immediately to the right of Get up that Tree.

One of our party jumped on this climb (which is not listed in Heel & Toe) thinking it was going to be an easy 5.8 or 5.9 romp up the slab. Not to be.

The climbing is easy up to the 2nd bolt, where a sequence of very difficult slab and edging moves marks the crux. The hardest move uses a sharp pinch flake that is not long for this world. This climb could warrant an 'S' rating for the 5.9/10 mantle that comes at the end of the crux sequence getting to the 3rd bolt... blowing it here could result in a hard fall onto the lower angled part of the slab below.

We thought this climb was at least 11a, and probably more like 11b.


3 bolts to a two bolt anchor.

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By Joe Collins
Jul 21, 2003

I checked out the website which lists this climb as "Rowdy Joe Bad" and grades it 5.11c.

By Wade Griffith
Jan 15, 2006

Yes, the climb is Rowdy Joe Bad- named after Bob Scarpelli's pitbull after he intimidated a group from Boulder at the base of the crag. Think we called it an 11b and is not that serious if you have a long ape index for clippin the crux bolt, shorter people would have to make an exposed 5.9 move. FA was me and Bob as well as Jen Hanft.

By BretWith1T
From: Laramie, Wyoming
Sep 18, 2010

Hanft has no "p". I usually don't correct spelling, but it's my wife, for God's sake; I gotta stand up for something.