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Chossy Achievers 

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

Type:  Trad, Sport, 110'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Kirk Miller, Jeroen Van Wolferen
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Kirk Miller on Mar 9, 2011

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Dave on P1.

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Climb the slot with small cams and a few nuts to the belay ledge on Ugly Stick. Climb the crack in the face right of Ugly Stick protected by more wires and small cams. When the crack runs out, the real choss begins, but so do the bolts; all the way to the rim.


This route starts in the shallow slot just right of Ugly Stick, left of Crash Test Blondes.


A 70m rope, slings, wires and cams to gold Camalot. Doubles in the smaller sizes help. Nine bolts to get you through the chossness, to chain anchors.

Take care with a heads up belay, and be sure to wear the helmets for this one.

Photos of Chossy Achievers Slideshow Add Photo
Dave on P2 in the loose section.  Beware of cracked holds, and note some bolts may leave your biners in vulnerable positions over rock edges.
Dave on P2 in the loose section. Beware of cracke...
Starting the upper part.
Starting the upper part.
Looking down from the top of P2.  Interesting position.
Looking down from the top of P2. Interesting posi...
At the bottom.
At the bottom.
Blue is the approximate line. <br /> <br />Red is Ugly Stick. <br /> <br />The line was drawn in on the <a href='/v/106137630'>photo</a> by Kirk Miller submitted for Ugly Stick.
Blue is the approximate line. Red is Ugly Stick. ...
About halfway up the upper part.
About halfway up the upper part.

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By Dave Clark 5.10
From: Golden, CO
Mar 12, 2011
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

Nice route, although it's shedding more than my dog in April. It should clean up some with use, but it is not the best rock up high. Still, it's fun climbing similar to Ugly Stick. Well bolted and easily protected trad down low. As for Ugly Stick, can climb in 2 pitches with 60 m rope. (Maybe 50 m, but maybe just barely?)
From: Wherever we park!
Mar 21, 2011

Cool, man! I remember you were eying that line. I'll have to check it out!
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Mar 1, 2013

The crux on this seemed to be at the last bolt. It seemed almost as hard at the beginning, but the pro was adequate. RPs seemed nice to have.