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Free Roaming 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: D. Ranck
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Submitted By: Stephen Nance on Aug 29, 2006

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This climbs the left side of the first wall you come to. It is long, and it protected by 7 bolts to 2 bolt anchor.



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By Bowe Ellis
From: Taos, NM
Jun 17, 2008

This is a bizarre and meaningless route. It may wander up the easiest path but is far from a decent line. The third bolt protects a fall onto a ledge but without some serious short-roping I doubt the bolt would help.

My recommendation is to skip it and climb "I Can Hear You Now" - a great 5.9...

My $0.02
By Doug Lintz
From: Kearney, NE
Jun 27, 2008

I agree with Bowe. Not much point to this one.
By Jimbo
Aug 17, 2009

Did every route here. All of us thought the bulge bit was the hardest moves on the entire wall. 5.8???? Maybe a big flake broke off or something.

Silly route all in all.
By Peter Swank
From: Boulder, CO
May 8, 2010
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

Quick climb. Not too much happening after the bulge, but still fun to do. The bulge is a three move sequence, or go left for an easier way up.
By Benten
From: Denver
Sep 14, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Not the coolest thing I have climbed, the move after the ledge sucks and the bolt was pretty loose. I brought the wrong size ratchet from my car and couldn't tighten it.
From: Portland
Jun 17, 2013

No longer 5.8 after some holds above the ledge broke off.
By Lee Jenkins
From: Buena Vista, Colorado
Jun 20, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Crux hold broke off above the big ledge back in 2008. A one move .9+/.10a now.
By ChefMattThaner
From: Lakewood, co
Jul 7, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Definitely a 5.8 with a 5.10a crux. The 5.9 just to the left is far easier the entire way.

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