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Guilty Pleasure

This route is located in the Southern Region at Drive-By Crag

Layback and Groove

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Slick and the 9mm 5.10b (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Kellyn Gorder in 2000
Length: 0ft
Bolts: 9 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This is the farthest left route on the wall, located about 35 feet left of the bolted seam of Hakuna Mata. Climb over a bulge and up to the anchors in the middle of the face. From the anchors, it is possible to traverse right to a left-facing dihedral and continue to another set of anchors about 40 feet up. This pitch goes at 5.9.
Moves: Technical, bulge
Descent: Rap from anchors
Stays Dry:
Owner: RRGCC

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3.46 stars (81 votes)
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5.10b (64 votes)

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Submitted by: Lil Josh
Date: Mar 10th, 2009

Submitted by: Lil Josh
Date: Mar 10th, 2009

Submitted by: Lil Josh
Date: Mar 10th, 2009

Submitted by: SCIN
Date: Oct 14th, 2006


Power2U said on September 2nd, 2003
Climbs better than it looks.
Sco Bro said on November 2nd, 2004
Generally unnoticed, the sport pitch of this route is quality.
ray said on October 11th, 2006
Great line. Nice little roof to pull over.
merrick said on October 23rd, 2006
well worth the 30 foot walk to it. If this whole crag wasn't so full of amazing lines this one would be considered the classic line at the crag!
Meadows said on November 6th, 2006
This is a really fun route!
rhunt said on November 27th, 2006
really cool route, well worth it.
calvinivlac said on May 11th, 2007
Very nice route, roof section is full of nice pockets, even if you can't see them from below.
Wes said on June 24th, 2007
Cool route! Tricky onsight, esp. for the grade.
krampus said on August 25th, 2008
if this thing gets traffic, it will be a sweet line
Anonymous said on May 26th, 2009
i'z gonna say...good to see the positive comments as when at the crag people avoid this route like it's diseased. transcends awkwardness to become curious and unique.
gripster said on September 8th, 2009
cool route, move fast
Rollo said on April 4th, 2010
Pleasantly suprised by this one. Really fun moves from bottom to top.
dustonian said on July 19th, 2011
nice route
Anonymous said on April 13th, 2012
4-9-2012; very under rated for its quality; should be 4-5 stars. Many different moves (not a jug haul) with some excellent technical moves--the start dihedral; the pocket for the overhang; the technical puzzle after the overhang; our 2nd favorite climb after Fire and Brimstone
dustonian said on June 5th, 2012
Second pitch is really fun.
J-Ru said on June 1st, 2013
Is a 60 meter rope adequate to continue on and descend from the second set of anchors?
dustonian said on June 1st, 2013
Pretty sure it is but don't quote me on that...still want to knot the end
Scorl said on June 16th, 2013
Is the second pitch trad? I didn't see any bolts above the first set of anchors.
Wolf said on June 16th, 2013
Yes, the 2nd pitch is trad.
mourz said on November 16th, 2015
Didn't have a chance to get on it but the party that was showed me the spinner on I think the bolt before the bulge thing. Also said the anchors were pretty worn.
tradosaurus_rex said on March 27th, 2017
Bolts 4, 5, 6, & anchors have been replaced.
StepLEFTskyline said on April 7th, 2017
If I am not mistaken there is a new route just to the right of this one. Felt about the same grade and was a pretty fun climb as well.
Anonymous said on April 7th, 2017
Goddamn another one!?! For the love of god please give this crag a break.
Anonymous said on April 7th, 2017
Are you sure it was a new/different climb? The bolts were just replaced on this one. Maybe you saw new bolts and were confused?
Anonymous said on April 8th, 2017
No, there is definitely a new route to the right of Slick and the 9mm and it is very cool. It is shorter and between "Slick" and "Slut Men" and a 5.10. It was written chalk at the base "10 c/d", I think, when it first went up. Enjoy!