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Apes in Estrus 

YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Tom Addison & Nathon Faulker
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Jun 6, 2003

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Description 

Apes in Estrus is a short but fun climb up huecos on a steep, blunt arete.

The climb is a ways past the Virgin painting and the Mercy Wall on the left. Directly across from the Brown Sugar area find the huecoed arete that is just left of a short wall with two good warmups (Shady Lady and Ms. Cool). Scramble up onto a ledge/boulder to begin.

Protection 

3 bolts + anchor.


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By Mike Anderson
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Apr 17, 2006
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Great route, but I don't see how this thing could possibly be 10c. Consider that Tanks for the Huecos is called 10d...more like 5.8, and a great route for beginners or warming up.
By invisible ghost
From: Bailey
May 29, 2007
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Don't see how you can call this 5.8 if you stay on the arete. There were thin moves between big holds. I did Tanks right after this and would still call this solid 10.
By Slade
From: Gunnison
Jun 1, 2010

I agree with Derek. If you stay on the arete (proper) then it definitely is NOT a 5.8.... Not sure I would call it a 10c however. Let's find a common ground and call it a soft 10 in one section between the second and third bolt. (Again...this is if you stay on the arete.) Good little route though.
By Devin Fin
From: DURANGO
Jul 29, 2010

Let's say 5.9+?????
By Robb M.
Jun 3, 2011

Does anyone know anything about the route 50 feet right of this? I think it has around 4 or 5 bolts.
By Aaron D
From: Salida, CO
Jun 10, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Robb - not quite sure which route you are referring to, but immediately to the right of Apes and starting off a ledge are ms. cool and shady lady. Further to the right on that same formation and starting from the trail is a short route that works up a slab and over a little bulge that's probably 5.10+/5.11-. Hope that helps.

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