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Bottom Side Down 

YDS: 5.10c/d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Alan Nelson & Richard Wright
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Submitted By: Ramin Jamshidi on Jan 1, 2001

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This route is one of the two ways to access the majority of River Wall Climbs ("The Put In" (5.7) is the other option). Midway up, 5.10d moves lead over an overhanging section to 5.10a slabs above. In the River Wall tradition, this is a really fun route and since it's accessible from the ground, you can run up this route on your way across the bridge to Highwire Crag.


13 bolts; 2 bolt belays at the bottom and top of the route. TR from above (access via "The Put In") or rap down to the river and lead back up.

Photos of Bottom Side Down Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Sonja at the crux of bottom side down.
Sonja at the crux of bottom side down.
Rock Climbing Photo: Shaun leading a 5.10c on river wall
Shaun leading a 5.10c on river wall
Rock Climbing Photo: The River Wall.  L->R for the crag.
BETA PHOTO: The River Wall. L->R for the crag.

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Jul 28, 2003
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

This route is often accessible from the bottom, as it is currently. It offers an alternative access to the other routes on the wall.
By Michael J Yarros
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 4, 2005
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

This was a great route. Very challenging roof crux. Upper section if pretty thin also. But, the holds are there.
By DavidHH
From: Parker, Colorado
Oct 8, 2005
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Great route! Crux is clipping the 6th bolt. Wonderful place to climb and very rarely any other people climbing over there.

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