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Chocolate Thunder 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12- French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Glenn Schuler
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Glenn Schuler on Apr 15, 2008

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Description 

Approximately 100' to the right of the Reptile Butress is another... well, big brown buttress! You can't miss this one, 8 bolts take you up the left side of a brown prow.

Protection 

8 bolts plus the anchor next to the dead tree.


Photos of Chocolate Thunder Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: David Friedman is showing off his Mississippi High...
David Friedman is showing off his Mississippi High...
Rock Climbing Photo: Dave on the redpoint.
Dave on the redpoint.
Rock Climbing Photo: The lower section of the route, Dave Russell climb...
The lower section of the route, Dave Russell climb...
Rock Climbing Photo: Dave Russell on the technical masterpiece - Chocol...
Dave Russell on the technical masterpiece - Chocol...
Rock Climbing Photo: Turning the small roof before the headwall.
Turning the small roof before the headwall.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jonathan Schaffer likes the taste of Chocolate. Am...
Jonathan Schaffer likes the taste of Chocolate. Am...
Rock Climbing Photo: Mr. Dave in fine style.
Mr. Dave in fine style.
Rock Climbing Photo: Whipper time!
Whipper time!

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By Kevin McLaughlin
From: Colorado Springs
Apr 30, 2008

This route is one of the very best at the Ridge. Steep and clean- technically engaging and continuous - this one is as good as they come .
By Ol' Toby
From: WA
Jun 10, 2009
rating: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Excellent technical movement on incredible rock. Superb! The mantel at the roof before the headwall is a tad easier for shorter folks.
By Phil Lauffen
From: The Bubble
Jun 7, 2011
rating: 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a

I had more success on this climb than on many other routes at Thunder Ridge. I think it may have been because I was terrified of falling! My belayer was purposefully not looking at me, doing so would have caused him to stare directly into the sun! This is a good one for crisp temps.

One of my favorites at Thunder Ridge!
By Brent Butler
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 14, 2013

I broke a hold @ 6th bolt. Probably not any more difficult now though. Sweet gnar the whole way.

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