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BETA PHOTO: Curb Service. Power past the overhang (10a) and c...
Curb Service is on a diamond-shaped rock about 75' right of Centennial. There is a parking pullout just below the rock, about 75 yards before you get to Practice Rock. Approach time from the car is less than a minute.
The route follows 4 bolts up the left-center of the rock to the R of Fin.
Power past an overhang by the first bolt (10a), then continue on easier climbing to the second bolt. Don't fall before the second clip or you'll hit the ground. More thin face moves lead to the third bolt. You can finish the climb at 5.9 by moving left toward the arete, climbing up, then back right at the top, or at 5.10d by climbing straight up just left of the third and fourth bolts.
Fun moves, but a few runouts to keep you on your toes.
4 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor. There's an easy runout to the 2nd bolt; don't fall before the clip or you'll hit the ground.
Bruno Hache doing the 10d finish to Curb Service.
|By D. Shaw|
Jul 30, 2007
rating: 5.10a R
Good quick one on a cold morning - in the sun from the east. Indeed watch the ground fall, which is why I'd say R or S. I'd say 10d straight up from the 2nd bolt, and 10a (R) if you go left. You don't want to fall from out left, before you clip the 3rd bolt, but it is definitely easier that way.
|By Nick Wilder|
From: The Bubble
Mar 10, 2008
I can't see how the move off the ground, straight up past the bolt, is less than 10d, and I would have guessed 11a if I hadn't read about it beforehand. No way it's 9 - no matter what you do at the top of the route.
|By Phil Lauffen|
Apr 11, 2009
Maybe pg-13 if you screwed up the second clip and there is good swing potential. Maybe I've been sport climbing too much. A cool line with good position.
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 7, 2009
The first move isn't worse than .10a/b if you can stem your feet and make a controlled move to the horn next to the first bolt. The top section, if you follow the bolt line, feels all of .10d, however. Even clipping the anchors feels a touch tenuous.
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 18, 2011
Short and sweet. A 10 second approach! The crux seems to be initially getting onto the rock. Also, you may want to climb left a bit to reach the 4th bolt. Somewhat awkward anchor stance....