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Coloradoddity 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Pat Thompson & Rick Thompson, July, 2001
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Submitted By: Jeff Lockyer on Nov 8, 2001

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BETA PHOTO: Jurassic Park, showing the major formations. Upda...

Description 

This route is the first bolted route on this section of rock called Big Ass slab, you will approach when coming from the parking area. It is past a bolted climb called Gilded Lilly. This is a long, bolted, low-angled arete/rib that tracks up easy terrain and has great exposure above the lake and a beautiful view of the Diamond off to the south. A spectacular photo can be taken of the Diamond in the background from higher up (approx. 50') on the trail. This is an excellent route on great stone with fun, slabby climbing. Bring a 60m rope as a 50 may not reach the ground, you could scramble off to the left if you were desperate though. A great route for the beginner leader.

Protection 

10 bolts + 2 bolt anchor.


Photos of Coloradoddity Slideshow Add Photo
As usual, Guy 'posing' on Coloradoddity.  At least...
As usual, Guy 'posing' on Coloradoddity. At least...
The classic shot with Mt. Meeker and Longs Peak an...
The classic shot with Mt. Meeker and Longs Peak an...
Coloradoddity with Long's Peak and Mt. Meeker in t...
Coloradoddity with Long's Peak and Mt. Meeker in t...
Another one of son Tristan leading Coloradoddity.
Another one of son Tristan leading Coloradoddity.
Kevin Webb topping out on Coloradoditty.
Kevin Webb topping out on Coloradoditty.
Justin Shofler looking down on Coloroddity to bela...
Justin Shofler looking down on Coloroddity to bela...
Past the 5.6 section.
Past the 5.6 section.
Fading light, 10/7/06.
Fading light, 10/7/06.
enjoying the position...
enjoying the position...
My buddy Kris on his way up.
My buddy Kris on his way up.
Matt Novinger makes quick work of Coloradoddity.
Matt Novinger makes quick work of Coloradoddity.
My son Tristan leading Coloradoddity.
My son Tristan leading Coloradoddity.
Beautiful views on my way down.
Beautiful views on my way down.
Heidi slabbin thru the low crux.  Longs and Meeker...
Heidi slabbin thru the low crux. Longs and Meeker...
Reaching big on my first outdoor climb.
Reaching big on my first outdoor climb.
Taylor Martinson on Coloradoddity.
Taylor Martinson on Coloradoddity.
My son Tristan leading Coloradoddity.
My son Tristan leading Coloradoddity.
Classic View - Mellow Climb.
Classic View - Mellow Climb.
...and one more of my son Tristan leading Colorado...
...and one more of my son Tristan leading Colorado...

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By Michael Walker
From: Loveland, CO
Nov 21, 2001

Awesome, Jeff, Awesome work on this area. Thanks!
By Rick Thompson
From: Mount Nebbiolo, CO
Jan 30, 2002

Route name: COLORADODDITY - three stars, yes! We thought it was 5.4, but if it's 5.6 or 7, then so be it. It's a sport climb (I believe the correct bolt count is 9, not 10) FA: Pat Thompson & Rick Thompson, July, 2001 My comment: In all of the Front Range there are but a handful of one pitch routes of this grade that offer a near perfect combination impeccable stone & pro, all in full view of the Diamond. Currently the first bolted route one passes as you hike up the main access gully. Begin at the left edge of the main face, and follow the line of clips up the blunt low-angled prow and slab above to anchors. 85 feet (as I recall a 50 meter rope will barely get you to the ground - be sure and tie a knot in the belay end. using a 60 meter for safe measure wouldn't hurt).

There is also a top rope variation start: 5.6 or 7 FA: Rick Thompson, 2001 Climb the rib 10 feet left of the normal start and join the route at mid-height.
By Mike Epke
From: Denver, CO
Jun 15, 2003

Climbed up at Jurassic Park yesterday and had a wonderful day in the beautiful setting. This climb is quite a bit easier than other 5.6/7s that I have climbed and would be a little more inclined to believe that it is 5.6 for just a move or two, otherwise probably more like 5.4. Enjoy.
By Scott Edlin
From: boulder, co
Jun 25, 2006
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Kinda slabby start, seemed like the crux was moving past the first bolt, good warmup right off the trail. From the anchors, one may traverse right about 10' and set a toprope for Stout Blue Vein.
By willied
From: Loveland, CO
Oct 8, 2006

This is a great route for the grade. A long, moderate sport route like this is rare. Everyone at the crag that I talked to really enjoyed it as well.
By Jo Holloway
Jun 12, 2007
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

The description on finding this route is now a bit misleading. The first bolted route you come to from the parking lot is actually Gilded Lilly (5.8+ or 5.9 depending on your mettle) on Left Hand Rock. Use the route map for Jurassic Park to avoid this little surprise if you want to start on a nice beginner lead.
By Gary Schmidt
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 16, 2009

Mostly 5.4-5.5 Fun though just because the great views and makes an ideal beginner lead. Lots of bolts. 60 meter gets you down with plenty to spare.
By Darren Buford
Jun 1, 2010
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

The location of this route presents a terrific opportunity to bag four routes: this one and Stout Blue Vein to the right. (We saw a climber on TR simply rework the rope from the Coloradoddity anchors and set up TR on Stout Blue Vein.) Also, just to the left on Left Hand Rock are T-Rect, 5.7+, and Triceratops, 5.8-.
By Sunny Yum
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 31, 2013

FYI, the "beta" photo for this route is incorrect. The photo shows Gilded Lily, *not* Coloradoddity. To locate this route, identify Stout Blue Vein (which has a good beta photo) - Coloradoddity is the bolted line just left of that route.

Eds. the "beta" photo was moved.
By Jim Fox
From: Westminster, CO
Jul 12, 2014
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Great fun. No way to protect if the bolts weren't there. Bolts were well placed for easy clips, and there were lots of them. Very safe lead.

I'm not a big slab climber, & this felt a little harder than I expected. Nothing tricky or technical, just trusting your feet and smearing your way up. Probably a cakewalk if you do much slab climbing.

I'd agree with 5.6 at some places, much easier towards the top.

Beautiful setting and lots of other good climbs close by.