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Beer Belly 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Chris. T. on Oct 10, 2002

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This is the obvious crack to the left of "Hydraulic Sandwich". From the belay at the bottom of the crag, clip 2 bolts before entering into a chimney below the crack. Place a 5 or 6 inch piece as far up as possible and extend it. First attempt to climb up through the chimney. After most likely failing, move out right and climb a flaky, balancy face to gain the fist/hand crack. Jam the fun, dirty crack to the top and move right to the bolt anchor for "Hydraulic Sandwich" (blame it on the gut).


Rack to 5 or 6 inches.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Kevin getting it done.
Kevin getting it done.
Rock Climbing Photo: Lew about to start the "awful-width".
Lew about to start the "awful-width".

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By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Oct 10, 2005
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

One move of 5.9+ on the face to get started. Don't fall. The bottom was too wide for a #4 Camalot, but I think a #4.5 would have placed OK to protect this. Crawl through a shrub to get it in, reverse the move, and then go face climbing. Up higher, the climbing is much easier. I think I only did 1 real offwidth move on the route. Not worth the effort.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Oct 25, 2015
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

This route does not deserve a bomb rating. It is not great but is worth doing if you are at the rock. I would definitely have a #6 Camalot if you lead it.
By Kevin Presley
From: Loveland
Oct 26, 2015

"First attempt to climb up through the chimney. After most likely failing" lol, totally true.

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