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Weird Science

This route is located in the Miller Fork at The Laboratory

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Nikola Tesla 5.11c (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Shadow Ayala, Rachel Stewart in 2014
Length: 80ft
Bolts: 7 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Chimney up a wide flake to reach a thin tips crack. Exit the comfort of the chimney with a tough gaston move and continue up the face through a stack of tricky moves with sparse feet culminating in a thrutch to a thank-God ear. Tread carefully and choose wisely from the pool of fragile jugs from the last bolt to the chains. You will be severely pissed if you made it this far and a jug breaks.
Moves: Balancy
Descent: unknown
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: RRGCC

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5.11d (13 votes)

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Submitted by: Elodie
Date: Apr 25th, 2015

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Date: Apr 25th, 2015

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Date: Feb 6th, 2015

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Date: Sep 3rd, 2014


dustonian said on September 3rd, 2014
Sweet pic
Anonymous said on September 3rd, 2014
Classic brah
Anonymous said on September 3rd, 2014
bolting cracks now in the RRG eh
Anonymous said on September 3rd, 2014
Bolting short discontinuous cracks is nothing new. Hell, 95% of the routes in the Red could probably go on gear. Maybe we should just stop bolting all together
shadow.ayala said on September 4th, 2014
I understand your confusion. This is NOT a bolted crack. The crack feature is only about 8ft. long and has poor gear. It might take brassies but it wouldn't fit in with the rest of the route. Thank you for your concern.
ray said on March 17th, 2015
Tricky line and pretty good! Kinda hard I thought.
Cromper said on April 22nd, 2015
Awesome rock climbing