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Direct North Boulder 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: VS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: FrankM on Jul 7, 2008
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Starts as a roof as you move up and right. Pull over the roof to ultra featured face climbing. The roof is the crux and a bit dicey if you're not a solid lead climber.


North side of Lowenbrau Pinnacle. Faces the lot at which you parked. Rap off top.


Well placed 6 bolts to the top. Rap anchor at finish.

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By KraigP
Nov 19, 2008
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

this was my first out door sport lead. The start is the crux and a little scary for a beginning climber. However I onsited it no problem. Fun little climb

By Jason Partin
From: San Diego, CA
Mar 2, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

Great climb... the top is fun but relatively straight-forward 5.6ish to 5.7 climbing. I give it a 5.8 based on the tricky start, which requires precise placement, strength, and flexibility. It was nerve-racking even for our experienced climbers because the crux is early-on, with decking potential. Very much worth doing, I'd climb it again just for the enjoyment and flexibility training.

By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 2, 2009
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

This route is known as "Diving Board" in the Kennedy-Hubbard guide. Great route that is far more mental than technical. Use a spotter until the leader clips the second bolt. A little hard for the grade.

By Michael G
Mar 15, 2010
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

A key hold broke off above the overhang as my friend was cleaning the route. I'm giving it a 5.7+ because his new sequence looked harder than what I was able to do.

By Jason Partin
From: San Diego, CA
Apr 29, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

5.8, but the roof and decking potential make this feel harder than 5.10+ routes in the same area.