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Slippin' Sloan 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Chrissy Sloan, Jeff Achey, 2005
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Submitted By: Michael Schneiter on Mar 26, 2009

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Slippin' Sloan at the Surgery Buttress, Glenwood C...


Climb an initial, difficult crux before making fun movement on well-featured and hard, gray limestone. Much of the climbing is technical with an emphasis on footwork and body position. Not an easy 5.9 in most opinions.


This is the leftmost route on the Surgery Buttress, starting next to a pine tree at the base.


7 bolts, 2 bolt anchor.

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Slippin' Sloan at the Surgery Buttress, Glenwood C...
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By Lynn S
Apr 20, 2009
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

I thought this was more thought provoking than the 9+ to the right. Great rock for the majority of the route.
By coop
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Jun 14, 2011

I agree that it required quite a bit of deciphering, but no real hard moves.
By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Jul 15, 2011

This route now has a 2 bolt anchor courtesy of some ASCA hardware instead of the 1 bolt and 1 fixed nut that used to the anchor. Enjoy.
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