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Slim Pickins 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a [details]
FA: FA--Henry Barber and Dave Cilley, 4/77
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Submitted By: Chris Duca on Aug 2, 2007
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Stemming butt shot. The crux of Slim Pickins(R) an...

Description 

Slim Pickins follows the major right-facing corner on the left side of the cliff, and tests the climber's stemming skills for nearly the entire route.

Start up the ramp and draw yourself into the corner. Stem your way up until you are right below a broken block and ledge--the routes technical crux. Finesse your way through the thin section, over the bulging block using a long reach to a jug, then rest. Finish up the corner that gobbles up gold Camalots, step left and surmount the ledge to the chain anchors and phenomenal view of the High Peaks.


Location 

The major right-facing corner on the left end of the cliff.


Protection 

A standard rack with doubles on #2 and #3 Camalots. Chain Anchors at the top.



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Sarah Miller moving quick through Slim Pickins. <br /> <br />Photo by--Graham McDowell
Sarah Miller moving quick through Slim Pickins.

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Sarah Miller placing gear before moving off the deck and into the main attraction. <br /> <br />Photo by--Graham McDowell
Sarah Miller placing gear before moving off the de...
Adam cruising the crux
Adam cruising the crux
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By rdlennon
From: New Hampshire
May 13, 2010
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a

The crux is best protected with a small rp in a slot. As I recall, there's a good cam about two feet below that, but it might be a good idea to use the nut to keep it PG.

By Chris Duca
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From: Havertown, PA
Apr 13, 2011

A black BD stopper fits like a glove right before the crux, as well.