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Tricky Slab 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a Hueco: V0 Font: 4

Type:  Trad, Boulder, 15'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c Hueco: V0- Font: 4- [details]
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Submitted By: Adam Stackhouse on Jun 27, 2006
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This low angled face has a start that is deceptively difficult if climbed in an obvious direct fashion. A small incut for the fingers, with two tough smears gets one up to another shallow incut. A couple more moves to the top.


Just past the Columbo Crack, one can tunnel through two adjoining boulders and view this straight ahead. This is the rock left of Vomitorium.


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Rob Bessler crimps his way up Tricky Face
Rob Bessler crimps his way up Tricky Face
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By Jon Leicht
Apr 7, 2008
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c  V-easy 3

I think that 5.9+ or 5.10 is very liberal for this face. If you start right we felt it went at 5.8/5.8+. If you start left, maybe pushes to a 9. Either way this has the best down climb on the hill... 2 feet :)

By ron amick
From: poway, ca
Dec 2, 2011

That slab is the west wall of the vomitorium, with great problems all over it. I dont think anything is harder than 5.9 on it though.

The north wall has 2 bolts on top and variations up to 5.11.

FYI, The Vomtorium is the name of the whole alcove, not any route

By alex white
From: ramona, california
Jan 13, 2012

Loved this climb...... tricky up the middle, easier on the right for sure..... slab parallel is nice to.