Electric Swimming Pool
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|Type: ||Sport, 1 pitch, 85 feet|
|Consensus: ||5.9- [details]|
|FA: ||Joe Corsentino and Brian Shelton, October 2004|
|Submitted By: ||Cory P on Sep 14, 2006|
BETA PHOTO: Dave G. at anchors for Electric Swimming pool.
This is a good route; there is no defined "crux" per se/em> except for a portion about 45-50 feet up, in which you have to be handless for a minute. The downside is the route is relatively new, and not very well cleaned; a lot of the handholds break off at rather unfortunate times.
IT is located near the northern part of Sayer's Wall, about 20 meters away from The Mantle of the Leprechaun. The belayer can stand on the ground just off the trail next to the group of aspen trees.
5 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.
BETA PHOTO: Dan edges up the dike at the crux. It seems to he...
Rich at the swimming pool crux. Photo by Dan F.
Lee Rittenmeyer leading Electric Swimming Pool.
|Comments on Electric Swimming Pool
|By Steve Knapp|
From: Highlands Ranch, CO
Aug 26, 2008
This is a challenging route for the grade. Slabby start with a few solution pockets to grab. Crux was between 3rd and 4th bolt. The key is an ascending traverse to the left on a ledge system only about an inch wide, then standing up with nearly nothing to hang onto and reaching way up for a hold. The crux can be bypassed with an easier 5.8 section to the right.
|By Rich F.|
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jan 1, 2009
Climbed today with Dave G. and Dan F. All three led. A great climb with a very interesting crux -- edging up a slanted dike with no hands, except for the dike itself (see pic). Well-placed bolts protect the crux. Fun climb, highly recommended.
|By Andrew Gram|
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 18, 2009
Handholds are solid now. Fun route.
|By Jiles Perry|
From: Colorado Springs
Apr 12, 2010
Fun route, but still be wary of your holds breaking off. I broke a large foothold off from that ridge between the second and third bolts last week!
|By Stewart M. Green|
Apr 29, 2010
If you go directly up above bolt 2, this route still retains the 5.9 grade. If you chose to traverse right below bolt 3 to the jugs on the right, the grade is 5.7. This is the way most folks are climbing the route now.
|By Michael Neuder|
From: Colorado Springs, Co
Apr 17, 2011
Nice climb with a cool dike section.