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This route is located in the Upper Gorge Region at Wall of Denial

Blue Balls

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Drug Pusher 5.12a (Trad) **

First Ascent: Ray Ellington in 1996
Length: 60ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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Walk around the corner from the bolted routes and look for an 8 foot roof about 15 feet off the deck. Climb out the roof, pull into an offwidth and continue up the fingercrack to some fixed gear.
Moves: Hands
Descent: Rap anchors
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: NFS

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Submitted by: Ascentionist
Date: Jan 5th, 2016

Submitted by: caribe
Date: Apr 8th, 2013

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Date: Apr 8th, 2013


512OW said on December 1st, 2004
Really cool moves thru the roof....burly lip turn...
Horatio Felacio said on December 14th, 2004
I can see how this would be a burly lip turn for Kris Hampton. For those who have any technique at reaching from slammer hand jam to slammer hand jam, this route is maybe .11b.
512OW said on May 30th, 2005
Its definitely 11b if you hands the size of most 6 year olds.