Swahili Slang

This route is located in the Southern Region at The Motherlode

Techno Destructo


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So Low 5.12b (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Brian McCray in 1995
Length: 70ft
Bolts: 9 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This route begins near a hueco 5 feet off the ground and 20 feet right of Swahili Slang.
Moves: Crimps or Edges
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry:
Owner: Private
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5.12d (5 votes)

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Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 19th, 2005

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SCIN said on November 25th, 2005
Shut down move. Kinda dirty. Got spanked until my skin hurt too much then lowered. Damn, was I missing something?
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Anonymous said on June 3rd, 2007
Probably not since you suck at climbing. - Michelle Ellington
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pigsteak said on June 3rd, 2007
ouch!
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JR said on August 25th, 2007
Wow. this route feels hard. I stick clipped past crux. There are some really sweet moves on this route. I wish I could do it.
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512OW said on March 28th, 2014
Glue Ins and new anchors on 3/18/14. Doesn't deserve it's impossible reputation. Short little crux on pretty good holds with interesting movement. The upper 2/3 is some of the best rock in the Red, and the bottom 1/3 isn't as fragile as it looks. Deserves some traffic!!
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climb2core said on March 28th, 2014
Thanks for the work Kris! Also, thank you to the American Safe Climbing Association for providing the ClimbTech Wave glue-ins!
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craig.smith1 said on September 18th, 2014
Really good route. A fair bit harder than Swahili Slang- similarly good though. Still really interesting after the crux. My guess is about 12.c/d Maybe I missed something, but I doubt it.
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Anonymous said on September 18th, 2014
Above pic is Mr. Sandy.... not So Low
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Anonymous said on September 18th, 2014
since Swahili is about 12a, that would put this right around 12b
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nswelton said on November 23rd, 2014
Sick movement, thanks for ODub for the rebolting. I looked at this last season and was grossed out by the old bolts. Super fun movement. Just give it a chance and scrub it up. Deserves way more traffic. Harder than Swahili and easier than Techno Destructo.
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Rob Smith said on November 1st, 2015
Seems like there is a broken hold in crux making this very hard.
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Astroman said on February 14th, 2019
This is a great route. I agree with others here: the upper 2/3s is incredible, and it's hard. It's quite a bit harder than its 12c neighbor Heart Shaped Box. The crux sequence beta was difficult to figure out and (hint) requires some flexibility. Pretty funny that even the newest Select guidebook keeps calling this (and Techno Destructo) "12b!"