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Fogline 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Tim Hudgel
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Submitted By: Michael Kullman on Aug 15, 2003

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Description 

This is an excellent new sport route on the left side of the Sentinel, just to the right of I Spy. It is approximately 100' long with double bolt anchors at the top (not visible from the ground, bring gear to setup a toprope), a 60m rope will just make it down in one rap. It is a fun route for moderate leaders with good position and exposure.

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12 QDs.


Photos of Fogline Slideshow Add Photo
Charles taking in the view.
Charles taking in the view.
Another shot of Fogline showing the whole route, t...
Another shot of Fogline showing the whole route, t...
Great rock, until nature reclaims it.
Great rock, until nature reclaims it.
Mike Amato cranking the move at the fifth bolt.
Mike Amato cranking the move at the fifth bolt.
Charles at the start - Dec 11, 2004.
Charles at the start - Dec 11, 2004.
At the second bolt on Fogline.
At the second bolt on Fogline.
Charles reveling in his ultimate conquest of Mothe...
Charles reveling in his ultimate conquest of Mothe...
High on Fogline.  I Spy is the corner to the left.
High on Fogline. I Spy is the corner to the left.
Roth showing his Guns on Fogline.
Roth showing his Guns on Fogline.

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By Brian Hansen
From: West of Boulder, CO
Aug 20, 2003

Fine route that will be even better when it cleans up a bit.
By Matt Juth
From: Evergreen
Apr 5, 2004
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Still a little dirty. Very exciting route with good exposure. You can downclimb the bottom of I spy if you don't have a 60m.
By George Bell
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 28, 2004

This is a fun and safe route! The river crossing is tricky this time of year, and the poison ivy is exploding with all the rain. But once you get to it this route is very nice. The top 3 bolts or so seem places too far left as it's easiest to climb the arete at the end. This route has a lot of 5.9 moves on it but has no obvious crux.
By Anonymous Coward
Jun 28, 2004

You can find the crux if you traverse left instead of hitting the arete near the top. It goes, but does not feel like the natural line.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Sep 10, 2009

Lots of lichen on this one, but the movement is fun and it is certainly worth doing if in the area.
By slim
Administrator
Sep 13, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

The only detraction on this route was a bit of lichen, and possibly bolts near potential gear placements. Long, continuous stretch of good rock. Bolt locations were good, in that the route isn't dangerous, but kept my attention. Getting to the 2nd bolt was kind of exciting, as some of the holds reminded me of holds that have blown out on me before, usually sending me for a good ride. All in all, definitely worth doing and probably the best route on The Sentinel.
By outdooreric
From: Lyons, CO
Apr 17, 2011

Certainly a worthy route. The anchor is in an awkward spot should have some chains added to replace the Metolius rap hangers. The crux is probably the desperate face at the top that everyone avoids by climbing the arete, but there is plenty of sustained climbing throughout. Fun route. I didn't notice too much lichen compared to other routes in SSV.
By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Sep 7, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

It has cleaned up well. It is now a great route with the best and crux up top if you stay on the left of the arete where the bolts are. You can cheat right, but then I'm not sure it is 5.10.
By Mathias
From: Loveland, CO
Mar 28, 2015

I had a hard time figuring out where the top anchors were. I got to the last bolt and clipped, tried a hand traverse on the ledge above that bolt but started to see lichen on the left, so I moved back to the arÍte and around the corner. Now 5.10a is currently pushing my limit on sport lead, but to those who've said going around the arÍte is probably not 5.10, it still seemed pretty hard from my perspective.

I did find the anchors, which are out of sight, but just over the top and left of the last bolt, and clipped them from above. Honestly, had I known exactly where they were, I'm still not sure I could have reached them from the last bolt without using the arÍte. The hand and feet in the middle of the face get pretty sparse past that last bolt. Really fun route though with plenty of rests and whether it was intention bolt placement or not, good clipping stances almost the whole way up. Looked like any fall would be a pretty clean one, too.
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