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Closed Course 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Rob Dillon on Apr 29, 2006

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Chris on lead topping out on Closed Course (on the...


This is the chimney behind 'Slice and Dice'. It protects (!) with TCU's in a finger crack, so it seems like a good way to get to know this kind of climbing without the typical runouts found in most such fissures. I haven't tried it straight in (w/o using the back wall), but this would be a whole lot harder.

Further up this corridor one encounters a wavy, podded R-facing flake which we climbed for 100' or so. This has recently sprouted a lower set of anchors (right where it gets wide, funny) and a plaque: "Renegades of Funk, 5.10". Owing to the wing-like look of the feature, we had considered "Bernoulli Effect" as a name, but it was getting late to be sitting around carving on rocks.


Finger stuff to .75 Camalot. 2-pin anchor. Plaque.

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snowe day hide out?
snowe day hide out?
looking out .. an having fun
looking out .. an having fun

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By Joshua Merriam
From: Boulder, CO
Nov 6, 2007

I climbed Renegades this past weekend and thought the anchors were in a strangely chosen spot. Too bad they aren't higher.
By Rob Dillon
Nov 6, 2007

Go ahead and climb up to the old hex or whatever it was and take care of it. Thanks!
By Kurt Prond
From: Bozeman, MT
Jun 5, 2011

Replaced the anchor slings on 5/30/11
By slim
Oct 25, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

i thought this was a really fun little route - definitely worth doing. as mentioned above, good intro to this type of climbing without the usual runouts. not too often that you get to plug a bunch of tiny cams into a 5.8 in the desert.
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