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Pull the bouldery start, clip the second bolt from a hidden jug on the left, traverse right and balance out onto your perch on the arete (the bailout left is fun too), find the pockets and mount the bulge to reach the anchors. Beware the bat.
This is right of Made In The Shade, see the topo photo.
Eight bolts to chains.
Jug hauling to the anchor.
Nan on the lower section of Batso Canal.
Nan through the second crux, gaining the arete.
|By Jake Wyatt|
From: Longmont, CO
Aug 9, 2008
Great moves in the middle section of the climb, especially getting onto the arete.
|By Kristoffer Schmarr|
From: Denver, CO
Aug 13, 2008
A little awkward for most of the route, follows 3 distinct features for only 1/2 of their length then the climbing ends abruptly. Still dirty and looks like several holds will come off with traffic. There could definitely be a direct start thru the steep rock into the arete.
|By Tim Kline|
From: Littleton, co
Aug 31, 2008
The start of this climb is definitely the crux; however, getting out onto the arete is also tricky. I felt that this was more like a 5.11- than a .10+. Great climb though!
Sep 11, 2008
I loved this route. Fun beginning with a few strength/reach moves, traverse to the arete, then an awesome and well protected move to get going up the exposed corner.
I had the pleasure of meeting the man responsible for this route last time there--many thanks should go his way for putting this great wall together. Thanks Kirk (and I did nail it clean on my 2nd try!)
|By Darren Mabe|
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Sep 24, 2008
Interesting and imaginative line! Moves getting to the arete are memorable and fantastic. Finishing jug haul is a hoot.
|By David Houston|
From: Boulder, Colorado
Nov 3, 2008
Very nicely bolted, thanks Kirk!
The start is very bouldery; I'm sure I could work out a much smoother sequence with repeat ascents. I went too far right, then too far left and made it much harder than it needs to be. Getting on to the climb is the crux!
|By Chris Darr|
From: Denver, Co
May 19, 2009
Really fun route. Thanks for putting it up Kirk, and good to meet you this evening!
|By Alison Conrad|
Jun 18, 2009
Good route. A bouldery move mixed in with some balancey moves. My favorite lead here at this wall. It felt about 5.10.
|By Bruce Pech|
Jun 22, 2009
Nice, Kirk. A smidge better and harder than Beasto and Turkey Jerky. Cool moves traversing out to the arete. The start was a bit reachy for 5'3" Wendy.
|By Jack C Swift|
From: Evergreen, CO
Sep 1, 2009
Tough start, but very interesting and balancy moves. I went up to the undercling before taking the airy step out to the arete. Interesting route.
|By Phill T|
Aug 14, 2010
The direct line is also fun to fire off on TR. Maybe 10d/11a, rejoins the main line at the 3rd or 4th bolt. Great line with either start!
|By Dwight Jugornot|
From: Arvada, Co.
Jul 22, 2011
My favorite 10 at Canal Zone. Two cruxes. 1 getting to the first bolt (dyno!), and 2 getting out onto the arete. I found the start to be really physical followed by sustained climbing. Lesser crux getting out onto the arete. Both cruxes are easier for tall people.
Felt like a darn tough 10, just shy of the 11 mark.