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Brand New Bosch 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Ron Olsen, Greg Hand, Bruno Haché, Yvonne D'Andrea, 10/06
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Oct 14, 2006

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    The first route with my new drill. Brand New Bosch climbs the corner to the right of Edges and Ledges and ends at the same ledge.

    Start up the slab as for Edges and Ledges, and climb broken rock to the base of a right-facing corner 15' right of Edges and Ledges. Climb up the corner, and traverse right to a good ledge midway up. Stem up and work back left. Continue up and turn a small overhang at the top.


    On the left side of the Boulder Slips crag, at the base of a broken slab, about 100' above the road. Starts in the same place as "Edges and Ledges" and Minutia.


    6 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor with lowering hooks.

    Photos of Brand New Bosch Slideshow Add Photo
    Boulder Slips Route Overview <br /> <br />1. Edges and Ledges, 8, 8 bolts <br />2. Brand New Bosch, 9, 6 bolts <br />3. Party Time!, 9, 5 bolts & gear to 3.5" <br />4. Minutia, 8, gear to 3" <br />5. Minutia Arete, 9+, TR <br />6. Pumpkin Corner, 9, gear to 2" <br />7. La Lune, 12d, 5 bolts <br />8. Sunlight Arete, 10b, 5 bolts <br />9. The Throttle, 11 R, TR <br />10. Threshold Variation, 9+ R, TR <br />11. My Way, 9, 4 bolts & gear to 2" <br />12. Boulder Slips, 9 R, gear to 2" <br />13. Where's Bob?, 10, 5 bolts & 2 green Camalots <br />14. The Ride, 10b, 5 bolts & gear to 2"
    BETA PHOTO: Boulder Slips Route Overview 1. Edges and Ledges,...
    Greg Hand stemming up at the crux.
    Greg Hand stemming up at the crux.
    Alison Conrad on Edges and Ledges and Bruno Haché on Brand New Bosch.
    Alison Conrad on Edges and Ledges and Bruno Haché ...
    Brenda Leach scoping the line.
    Brenda Leach scoping the line.
    The crux. Don't ask how we got this picture. Lol.
    The crux. Don't ask how we got this picture. Lol.
    Ron Olsen traversing right to the good ledge.  Photo by Greg Hand.
    Ron Olsen traversing right to the good ledge. Pho...
    Low on the route.
    Low on the route.

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    By Mike Jay
    Mar 9, 2007

    Another Great route by the bolters over here! The crux is definitely right at the first boulder jutting out. I think it's after the third bolt... can't remember. But have fun and be safe!
    By Matt Gates
    From: Pinewood Springs, CO
    Nov 3, 2007
    rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

    Found the crux to be moving back left and up from the big ledge. Other than that it is mostly 5.fun.
    By Clint Locks
    From: Boulder
    Jun 13, 2009

    Really fun route, esp. if you finish out left on the face. Perhaps a couple of bolts too many (great gear placements out right), but all in all, a nice route.
    By dseltzer
    From: Boulder, CO
    Oct 28, 2011

    Fun route, but beware the loose rock to the right as you climb over the last overhang to the anchors (to the right of the last bolt). Also a large loose block right below the last bolt.
    By James Hicks
    From: Denver, CO
    Apr 22, 2013

    Fun route, and it makes the short hike up a little more worth it when climbed with Edges and Ledges. As mentioned before, there are a few loose rocks on this one, the loose rock near the last bolt appears to still be there and is currently marked. There are some loose rocks to the right as you move up towards the anchors as well, but they are pretty easy to avoid.

    I did have a hold blow on me though right at the first bolt. It wasn't really on route per se, but I imagine I'm not the only person that has done this. When I was directly below the first bolt, and before stepping up onto the actual wall, I had my hand under the ledge down/right (should have known better, it felt a little questionable). When I leaned back a bit to re-position myself, the hold blew completely and VERY nearly sent me tumbling back down to the belay, which is at least 20 feet. Just be aware, and don't do what I did. The distance from there to the ground is enough to wreck your day.
    By Eric Klammer
    From: Boulder, CO
    Apr 24, 2013
    rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

    Pretty fun route, definitely harder to decipher than its neighbors to the left and right! Was disappointed though to find a bolt near the top within a few inches of a fine looking crack.... Is this kind of convenience bolting really worth it? Gear for the crack is easy to place and bomber.
    By jamandbees
    From: Nederland, Colorado
    Nov 2, 2013
    rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

    There's a loose couple of rocks in a crack near the top, but it's obvious what they are and you don't have to go anywhere near them.

    The climb is fun, takes a little bit of thought, and a good intro to 5.9 for anyone looking.