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Slap Happy 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: M. Nad, J. Nad
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Submitted By: Jeremy Steck on Mar 8, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Slap Happy Topo Photo

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Description 

Start by laybacking to reach out left to reach the beginning of the arete. Crux is pulling up into the arete from a heel hook and trying to get a stance to clip the 2nd bolt. The climb eases up considerably once you pass the 2nd bolt. Nice bouldery moves at the begining. This route is easily top roped by climbing Flirting with the Mutants, 5.11b to the right.

Location 

Locate the obvious arete about 20 feet to the right of Flying off the Handle, 5.12b.

Protection 

4 bolts, shuts.


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By Nelson Day
From: Joshua Tree, CA
Jul 8, 2013
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

Called O Slap Happy in the guide book
By grk10vq
Administrator
Jul 8, 2013

the route is callled Slap Happy, it is letter O. "numerically" in the guidebook.
By Perin Blanchard
Administrator
From: Orem, UT
Jul 8, 2013

That can't be right...after all there's Pflirting With Mutants, correct?
By grk10vq
Administrator
Jul 8, 2013

oh yeah? and who can forget the ever classic Ooh my Hell?
By Nelson Day
From: Joshua Tree, CA
Jul 9, 2013
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

Haha ok. Well I really enjoyed this route. It's a good relief from classic "crimp and pimp" style harder routes. Strong and interesting beta with a good variety of moves.
By Spencer Weiler
From: SLC, UT
Sep 2, 2014

Classic guidebook blunder by Mr. Day. I found the intial moves getting my feet onto the giant slanting triangle hold while liebacking the jug sidepull and clipping bolt 2 to be easy enough, but failed to move any further up the arete without Old Bessie the cow yelling "barn door" causing me to cease upward progress. I guess I wasn't slapping happy enough. If one can acquire the small crimp hole 4 feet higher the rest is in the bag pending no unfortunate beta botching. Bouldery to balancy. Need to work on my balance beam i guess.