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Cut Throat

This route is located in the Southern Region at The Motherlode


3 votes

8 Ball 5.12d (Sport) *****

First Ascent: Chris Snyder in 1995
Length: 70ft
Bolts: 7 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This route begins below a right-facing dihedral 10 feet right of Cut Throat. Start by grabbing a somewhat slopey hold about 6 feet up. Crank up to a ledge then move left to a flake. Climb the flake for a few moves then power your way through the next few bolts to the anchors.
Moves: Bouldery or Technical
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry:
Owner: Private
bouldery (2) technical (1) dihedral (1) beautiful (1) arete (1) pockets (1) classic (1)
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4.94 stars (52 votes)
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5.12d (45 votes)

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Submitted by: taristi
Date: Jun 13th, 2012

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Power2U said on March 1st, 2004
13a IMO.
SCIN said on April 16th, 2004
This route and Snooker are a couple of extremely cool lines. Once your feet leave the ground, you're racing to the top cuz there aren't many good rests.
allah said on March 5th, 2005
12c IMO
Anonymous said on March 21st, 2005
the both of you should eat a pile of your own butt juice (IMO)
Anonymous said on June 21st, 2005
well it looks as though it balances out to 12d, which is what the site and the poll says, so i guess we could just go with that IMO
automated said on July 21st, 2005
allah is a freakin' sandbagger, IMHO; know what i'm saying?
Anonymous said on October 17th, 2005
automated-im hearin' ya, though he did put up some dope lines in the purgatory (where, if i recall correctly, he claimed he did not have the authority to rate routes, maybe he had the right idea...)
pigsteak said on November 7th, 2005
fake humilty..all that was....
allah said on November 23rd, 2005
if you were listening i said i didnt feel I should rate the things at purgatory because i didnt feel they would be acurate because people come up with different sequences, rests, and shit like that. paradise lost is now more than likely 13a because everyone climbs out to the ledge that is 15 ft from the bolt line.
Anonymous said on May 30th, 2006
such a good line
mcrib said on October 27th, 2006
What is funny is that Snooker sees way more traffic simply because it is 13a and 8 ball is 12d.
maxclimb11 said on July 25th, 2007
awesome, probably 13a
512OW said on April 22nd, 2008
After 2 goes.... 12d feels right. But who cares??? This is one of the 5 best sport routes I've ever been on. No questions.
512OW said on April 28th, 2008
If its 13a, you were doing it the hard way. 12d, no question. Not even hard for that grade, I wouldn't say.
512OW said on April 28th, 2008
But again.... raddest thing I've been on at the Lode.
der uber said on September 22nd, 2008
Fun, interesting line on a cool section of wall. A few bolts of jugs, but then it gets on you. Thought going left onto the face was a little easier than going pocket to pocket in the dihedral.
timhinck said on July 25th, 2009
the best route I've been on at the RED. looks plain techy from the ground, but ends up having the biggest collection of interesting and bouldery movements..
woman said on August 24th, 2009
One of the most unique lines I've been on...and hard to boot! Super rad!