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YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 25'
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Wade David, pre-bolts
Season: Summer!
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Submitted By: Andrew James C on Sep 23, 2009

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Working through the crux.


This is an amazing DWS. It starts low down by the water on a sloper rail and very poor feet that are slippery from the water. Do a few bouldery moves to the crux where you have get a high foot and then stretch to get next sloper. Match on the sloper work you feet up and top out. Super Fun!!!


This route is on the north end of the pool where everyone cliff jumps. There are two bolts used for slack lining at the top. Belay down from the bolts to the start. We tied in using a carabiner then detached at start.


Deep, cold water.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Devil's Punchbowl. People also cliff jump off the ...
Devil's Punchbowl. People also cliff jump off the ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jason at the crux.
Jason at the crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: Very nice rest hold.
Very nice rest hold.
Rock Climbing Photo: Chuck Lepley on Aqua Man.
Chuck Lepley on Aqua Man.
Rock Climbing Photo: Matching on the sloper.
Matching on the sloper.
Rock Climbing Photo: Slackline above the route.
Slackline above the route.

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By Wade
Jul 4, 2011

I am pretty sure I did the FA of this, but never reported it or named it. I recall doing the the route before the bolts were put in, about 3 to 4 years prior. I just jumped in with shoes on and climbed out, with out chalk, took about 8 tries. I also soloed a few harder lines to the right, in the 12s.
By Coury Ditch
From: Boulder, Colorado
Mar 26, 2012

What time of year is this best to hit up?
By handon broward
From: Westminster, CO
May 1, 2012

Late July or early August on a hot sunny day, Coury, that water is COLD all summer long.
By Chuck Lepley
From: Boulder, Colorado
Sep 24, 2012

Just went September 22, 2012. The water was effing cold, but this was really fun.

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