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Slide Action Traction 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 175', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Larry Treiber, Dennis Abink, and Jim Garber 1975
Season: Seasonal Closures.
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Submitted By: KyleKent on Oct 12, 2009

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Description 

Pitch 1: Climb a series of discontinuous cracks that start on the far right side of the slab. Clip 3 bolts as the cracks end (10+). Optional hanging belay out left with bolt + gear.

Pitch 2: Take cracks out right to top.


Location 

This line is on the large, mostly unbroken slab that constitutes the right section. The line sits on the far right side of the slab, just before the blocky cracks of Grody Coyote.


Protection 

Small and Medium gear.



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By Paul Davidson
Oct 13, 2009

Great climb, a bit spicy, classic GM route.

By Joel Longo
Oct 20, 2009

I agree, a great climb. Some really cool moves through the sustained crux. One of my favorites on the right section. Watch out for the large mostly detached flake by the discontinuous cracks.

By Kevin Keith
Nov 30, 2009

I have traversed all the way to the Bleak Streak ledge when the upper crack exit was wet and icy. You can clip the top bolt on Cactus Picker en route. Scary leading or following.

By Bobby Treadwell
From: Prescott, AZ
Sep 26, 2012

Great route. Can be done in one pitch with a 70 as long as last bolt is extended.