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Look for a low flake with a missing rock scar at the top of the flake.

Climb up the flake (take gear), then up the slab above (no gear). Belay at tree and large rock above and right from top edge.

Ethic: inherited from Lac Sam

New routes welcome. Please document them on the crag.

Bolting fine; rap-bolting fine. Please bolt for safe sport or mixed routes. If a route is almost completely bolted, bolt it as sport, rather than leaving just a couple of gear placement needed on an otherwise sport route.

There is lots of rock, try to avoid squeeze jobs.

If something has been climbed on gear, please don't retro-bolt without FA's consent.


Route History:

  • First Free Ascent: David Gibbs & Kate Hunt, 13 Aug 2011

    We were chatting as I finished the climb about the "X" adding "spice" to the climb. Then, as Kate was following, she put hands on either side of a 3' wide block, and as she started to pull, it shifted. She stepped aside, and pull off a 3'x3' by about 6" thick piece of rock and threw it down the cliff, labelling it (with an Italian accent) the "spicy meatball". And so the climb (and cliff) got their names.


Located in Lac Sam approx:
Lat/Long: 45.905386,-75.795465

Route Grade Citations

5.3 X Community registered grade
5.3 X

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Route quality

Overall quality score: 17%

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