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Left Hand Rock
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Byron's Ladder S 
Dark Days T 
Gilded Lily S 
Gilded Lily (Retrobolted) S 
Guilted Willy TR 
Left Dihedral T 
Lilies of the Valley T 
T-Rect T,S 
Triceratops T,S 

Triceratops 

YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 14 British: VS 4c PG13

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 14 British: VS 4c [details]
FA: Tom Kohlmann and Matt Quinn
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 1,306
Submitted By: Tom Woods on Sep 1, 2008

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Meghan Buford works the crux of Triceratops.

Description 

Follow the right-hand set of bolts on the right-most slab/wall of Left Hand Rock straight up the slabby face to a bulge with a near-vertical crack. A well-placed flake helps to surmount the bulge. Most of the route runs about 5.6 or 5.7, but the bulge is probably 5.8-.

Location 

This route is the right-most of the two bolted routes located on a wall/slab that is just to the left of and about 40' downhill from Coloroddity on Big Ass Slab. Far downhill to the left you will find Gilded Lily (formerly identified as Kiss the Blarney Stone).

Protection 

Approximately 5 bolts, some widely spaced. Two bolts at top with twist-links for an anchor. A bit run-out between the 2nd and 3rd bolts. The possibility of a long fall if one slips before reaching the 3rd bolt exists. Use of small C4 cams or C3s may be possible between the 2nd and 3rd bolts.


Photos of Triceratops Slideshow Add Photo
Triceratops runs straight up the middle of this ph...
BETA PHOTO: Triceratops runs straight up the middle of this ph...
T-Rect and Triceratops are shown in this photo (T-...
BETA PHOTO: T-Rect and Triceratops are shown in this photo (T-...
Darren Buford tries to find hands on the slabby ro...
Darren Buford tries to find hands on the slabby ro...

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By Erik in NC
From: Greensboro, NC
Oct 4, 2009

More fun than T-Rect. TRed this, so don't really have any comments on leading it, but the difficulty was a bit higher than T-Rect.
By Russ Keane
Oct 3, 2014

Gorgeous rock quality for these slabby sport climbs. Get on it, fun.