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Cleft, The 
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Tourist Trap 
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99 Problems 

M5-

   
Type:  Trad, Mixed, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus: M5- [details]
FA: ??
New Route: Yes
Season: Anytime
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Submitted By: erik wellborn on Feb 19, 2013

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The route in winter '13/'14 presented much more ic...

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Description 

"Got 99 problems, but the pitch ain't one." Short and sweet, this is a fun pitch and a great intro to the trad mixed game. Unlike many of the mixed lines nearby, the rock and gear are good.

The route is located about 150 feet up road from Chockstone Chimney. Look for the obvious, right-facing corner. Approach up steep, bottomless snow (crux). Belay on a nice ledge, and ascend corner and face using a combo of jamming and good hooks.

There is a tree for belaying and rappel at the top of the route. It is possible to walk off skier's right.

Protection 

Single set of cams to 3", maybe extra finger-size pieces.


Photos of 99 Problems Slideshow Add Photo
Phil Wortmann and Doug Shepherd enjoying a nice warm-up.
Phil Wortmann and Doug Shepherd enjoying a nice wa...
Start of the route.
Start of the route.
A couple thin moves get you into the ice this year.
A couple thin moves get you into the ice this year...

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By Andy Hansen
From: Longmont, Colorado
Feb 19, 2013

Nice route name. "Got 99 problems, but a pitch ain't one..." would sound nicer in the title Unless you're worried about copyright infringement. Check out O-Dub's variation on the song.
By erik wellborn
From: manitou springs
Feb 20, 2013

Lyrics and music in general were never my strong point, Andy, so thanks for the correction. Enjoy the route!
By Noah8000
From: Vail, CO
Jan 3, 2014
rating: M5-

Pretty crazy this year. When I did this 2(?) years ago, there was absolutely no ice on it. It accepted great gear though. This year it is basically all ice and being lead with just ice screws.