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Air Voyager With Report S 
Automotive Supply House T 
Baalbek T 
Baldwin's Chimney T 
Banana Hammock 
Bat Guano Crack (mistakenly aka B-G Crack) T 
Bat Heaven T,TR 
Blood Sport TR 
Bombay T 
Bombs Away aka B52 T 
Bug Squad T 
Candlestick T 
Cannonball T 
Captain Nemo T 
Central Scrutinizer, The T 
Cool Hand Luke T 
Cornelius T 
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Deception T 
Deep Throat T 
Drunken Redneck Rappellers S 
Dual T 
Easy Jam T 
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Elevator T 
Escalator T 
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Final Cut, The T,S 
Finally T 
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Flying Buttress T 
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Friday the 13th T 
Friday the 13th, Part 2 T 
Ghost Dance T 
Grand Traverse, The T 
Gravity's Rainbow T 
H & H Grunt T 
Hairlip T 
Hamburger Crack T 
Handjacker T 
Harder Than Your Husband T 
Hemoglobin T,TR 
Hesitation Blues T 
Horticulture T 
Humper T 
Hurley-Fowler T 
In The Dark T 
In the Groove T 
Jim Jam T 
Jim Jam Junior T 
Joke T 
Knee Grinder T,TR 
Knothole T 
Left Torpedo Tube T 
Lower Progressive T 
Lower Slot and Upper Slot T 
Lower Slot Left T 
Lower Slot Right T 
Lucky You T 
Max Factor T 
MaxiLash T 
Middle Parallel Space T 
Mother 1 T 
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Nitrogen Narcosis T 
Octagon T 
October Light T 
Old Eyeful T 
Outrider S 
Par Four T,TR 
Petite Tarsalation T,TR 
Piton Perch T 
Popcorn Farce T 
Postman, The T,S 
Pretty S 
Republic, The 
Right Parallel Space T 
Right Torpedo Tube T 
Right Winger T 
Sitdown Seam 
Slab Stealer T 
Slat T 
Slick and Superficial T,S 
Slit T 
Slut T,TR 
Soak'em In Cider 
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Step Ladder T 
Stinkzig T 
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Sun Up To Sundown 
Tarsalation T,TR 
Ted's Trot T 
Tempest 
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Thunderbolt T 
TTL T 
TTR T,TR 
Twinkle Toes 
Upper Progressive T 
Upper Slot Left T 
Vault T 
Vedajuicer, The T 
Vulture Direct T 
Wall-To-Wall T 
War Zone T,S 
Where the Sidewalk Ends 
Whipping Boy T 
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Slit 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Steve Levin on Aug 31, 2001

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BETA PHOTO: The bottom of Slit.

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Description 

I include Slit in the Wide Crack Tour to emphasize it is perfectly acceptable to use face holds, and adjoining features, to overcome the wide crack portions of a climb.

This climb resides in a small, obscure alcove on the SW side of the crag, just beyond the parking area. Scramble around in the boulders until you find a small grouping of cracks in a hidden opening.

Slit takes the wide chimney at the right end of the alcove to a stretch of offwidth climbing. It is a short climb, and it is possible to use holds off to the right. But the OW section may require some technique, in which case remember the fundamentals: feet and legs power the wide crack machine, while arms serve to secure the progress gained.

I like this climb, but am not sure why. It is short, a bit chossy, and not all that classic, but if you feel compelled to climb all the moderate wide cracks on the Nautilus, here ya go.

Protection 

Wider stuff. No pro for the start.


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The top of Slit.
BETA PHOTO: The top of Slit.

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By Anonymous Coward
Jul 19, 2004

The chimney part of this pitch (the first 20 feet or so) will protect with a #3 Big Bro. However, the moves are easy enough that most climbers will feel comfortable running it out.
By Rob Dillon
Aug 15, 2005

I like this climb, too. It's neat. The chimney, although short, is classic, and the topout is fun. Definitely belongs in Steve's Wide 101 tour of the Nautilus.
By Brian Scoggins
From: Eugene, OR
Mar 8, 2009
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

You can weasel in a very tipped out #5 (old style) Camalot early on the chimney, otherwise it]s #3 Bigbro until the last 5 feet of the chimney, where you can get a pretty good #4 Bigbro. Beyond that, doubles in #4.5 and 5 Camalots (old style) or #5 and 6 Friends will see you to the top in style. Mind you, when I first led it, I had a #4 (old style), #5 (new style) and #5 (old style) Camalot and did it just fine. You probably won't die with a light wide rack.