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Fapanese Direct is the line to the left of the cli...
This is a new route (autumn 2007) up the roof-to-headwall right of Earth Angel, on the Tarot Wall. It climbs out the body-length roof via a sort of inset corner before railing left along the lip to the head up incipient cracks on the headwall.
Someone had drilled holes for anchor bolts at the top, but didn't put the bolts in, so we used those. The roof is the business, but the headwall is pumper than it looks -- very sustained for Boulder Canyon and a top-quality line...
Ten feet right of Earth Angel, out the body-sized roof in the middle of the left side of the Tarot Wall.
8 bolts to two-bolt anchors; slings or extendo draws helpful on bolts two and three.
|Comments on Fapanese Direct
From: Longmont, CO
Aug 16, 2008
Thanks for submitting this route! Still working the roof, this is a pretty stout route.
|By Lon Black|
Sep 28, 2008
Thanks for putting it up. From the ground, I thought (hoped) the roof would be the business and the upper half would be more mellow. Nope. Spanked me. Nice and sustained. Very nice line.
Sep 8, 2009
Aug 16, 2010
Can't really comment on the grade, as I didn't get it clean, but the description is very accurate. Cruxy roof (really cruxy getting established above for a non-flexible, semi-weak giraffe), and sustained, pumpy, technical climbing above. This is a really good route that isn't over until you get to the chains. Excellent find by the FA party.
|By Jay Samuelson|
From: Denver CO
May 23, 2012
This is probably the best route I've done at Avalon, although I haven't tried Earth Angel or anything on the upper tier. I loved the crux roof down low, and the climbing on the upper half is sustained and really good as well. One of the better pitches I've done in Boulder Canyon now that I think about it.