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Location: CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP : The West Ridge : West Ridge - part E - top t... : Ice Nine (5.6)
By: Chris G When: Nov 9, 2009

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Comments: Okay, here's my take on this little 5.6. First, since there are so many sport climbers turned trad these days, you don't do this climb with a rack of quickdraws. Next, while easy, the moves off the ground put you into an offwidth that requires a big piece of pro to protect the moves. That first big piece of pro does nothing for you if you take a whipper before slinging the horn or turning the corner to get into the crack after the horn to place gear. In such a case, you risk a 35ft whipper i... more >>


Location: CO : Boulder : Boulder Canyon : The Dome : East Slab East (5.6)
By: Chris G When: May 26, 2008

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Comments: A bit of information about this easy climb.

Yes, the East Slab is a 5.6, as 90 percent of the people who do this direct start will confirm. However, do not be fooled into believing that this is a good first trad lead in the Boulder area to attempt.

If you are new at placing gear, mixing up crack and face climbing, or taking a few unscheduled run outs, extending draws to avoid rope drag, you'd be better served going to Eldorado and climbing the more consistent but technically harder Wind R... more >>