Mind Meld

This route is located in the Southern Region at The Dark Side

Tuskan Raider


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Elephant Man 5.13b (Sport) *****

First Ascent: Rob McFall
Length: 75ft
Bolts: 9 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Step a few feet right from Mind Meld to locate this beast. Start on slopey holds then crank hard boulder problems for the first five bolts. Relax, then hang on for the anchors.
Moves: Bouldery or Technical
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: RRGCC
Steepness:
bouldery (1) classic (1)
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4.94 stars (16 votes)
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5.13b (18 votes)

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Submitted by: Meadows
Date: May 6th, 2014

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Date: Oct 6th, 2013

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Date: Apr 18th, 2010

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Date: Nov 23rd, 2009

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Date: Sep 8th, 2007

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Date: Dec 19th, 2005

Comments

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Anonymous said on August 4th, 2004
AESOME ROUTE
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Anonymous said on August 4th, 2004
AWESOME ROUTE
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Anonymous said on August 24th, 2004
RAWSOME AOUTE!!!
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Power2U said on May 8th, 2006
Some of the best movement on any route out there. Seemed a bit tough for the 13a consensus listed above!?!?
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pigsteak said on May 8th, 2006
or you are just old and weak???? :)
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SCIN said on July 9th, 2006
The crux on this line is rad. Bad ass slopey pinches.
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maxclimb11 said on April 19th, 2008
freaking sweet route with rad moves. seemed a bit burly for the 13a concensus.
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Thomas8696 said on May 3rd, 2008
didnt use the sloppy holds above 4th bolt, moved out right a move on some small pockets and sidepulls; might be easier that way? not sure the slopers felt greasy that day
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512OW said on October 6th, 2008
This line has a bad attitude. You have to bully it, or it just won't concede.
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dan4geng said on October 26th, 2009
Why cant I give it six stars?
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woman said on November 21st, 2009
This route is so awesome that I was sad to finally send it...even after 14+- goes and a giant hole in my finger I still wanted to climb it more!
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Anonymous said on May 27th, 2018
There is potential to deck while clipping the 4th bolt. Especially with a lighter belayer.
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Anonymous said on May 28th, 2018
Yeah, no shit. Someone died on this route doing just that.
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ray said on May 29th, 2018
RIP Mike. How about someone add a bolt?
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Anonymous said on May 29th, 2018
Mike didn’t die bc of a fall going to the 4th. he had clipped the 5th and fell going to the 6th. his belayer failed to stop his fall.
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Anonymous said on May 29th, 2018
Yeah let's add bolts to everything and introduce more opportunities for belayer error
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Chiyram said on May 30th, 2018
More bolts = greater chance of belayer error Got it, let's remove half of all bolts to get a 50% reduction in belayer caused accidents.
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Anonymous said on May 30th, 2018
Though I fail to see the connection between more bolts and increased chance of belayer error, leave the bolt locations alone. A quick look at the pictures reveals that none of the first 5 bolts are more than just over a body length apart.