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Take That, Katie Brown

This route is located in the Southern Region at The Motherlode

So Low

2 votes

Swahili Slang 5.12c (Sport) *****

First Ascent: Jeff Moll in 1995
Length: 80ft
Bolts: 8 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This beautiful line is located 50 feet right of Take That, Katie Brown. Look for a line of bolts moving up through a less than vertical to vertical corner and arete.
Moves: Slab
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry:
Owner: Private
beautiful (1) scary (1) technical (1)
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4.87 stars (30 votes)
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5.12b (30 votes)

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Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 18th, 2005


Horatio Felacio said on May 2nd, 2003
this is one of the best routes in the red
bberlier said on May 10th, 2003
Power2U said on March 22nd, 2005
Beautiful line and one that is exciting and makes you think... awesome!
One-Fall said on June 28th, 2005
One of the truly unique climbs of the Red. I haven't seen or done any route that comes close to the type of movement found in this line.
ray said on November 13th, 2005
This line is amazing. Like a harder version of All Things Considered. Cool movement. I wish we had more lines like this at the Red.
JR said on August 25th, 2007
This route is Zanzibar!
Green3 said on April 28th, 2008
What everybody above me said... amazing route, one the best vert/slab routes at the Red. Rated by a bunch of Lode junkies though. Stellar face climbing with frequent chances for rests. Get on it.
sendit said on February 16th, 2009
Balance route, it's all in the feet. The top is awesome with thumb smearing.
mike_anderson said on October 27th, 2009
It's hard to rate stuff like this, but this felt kind of soft. Still, I almost fell off like 5 or 6 times. Sporty.
dustonian said on October 27th, 2009
This route is amazing!! Fairly straightforward I thought except for the "thumbdercling" section..... Big fun!!!
Artsay said on May 9th, 2010
I'm 5'3" and couldn't do the move after the thumbdercling (hit the right hand gaston in the crack but couldn't advance). Next holds were good but just two inches too far away and no other feet to work with. Very sad to have to walk away from this one. Any shorties out there with beta should post it!
krampus said on February 14th, 2011
possibly the best rout I have ever been on. A little soft for 12c unless testicular fortitude is weighted as much in the rating as technique and endurance. Get on it, and don't forget to breath
512OW said on November 22nd, 2013
Extra squishy, but amazing climbing. Great stances separated by cool boulder problems.
nswelton said on November 25th, 2014
Gorgeous line but I honestly think the movement on the routes to the right is better.