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Group Therapy 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Ron Olsen, Bill Henson, Brenda Leach, 11/1/08
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Nov 4, 2008
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Description 

Group Therapy is a new sport route that goes up the left side of the Dan's Line slab. It is well bolted, and a good route for a new sport leader.

Start as for Dan's Line, at a flat boulder. Scramble up a left-angling groove to a good ledge above a little pine tree. The first bolt is about 10' above the tree. Climb straight up the face on good edges. At the fifth bolt, step right and climb up to a big ledge, avoiding the dark fractured rock on the left. Continue up the slab, staying on the face as much as possible, avoiding the corner on the left. Surmount a small bulge, and continue to the anchor.


Location 

Same as for Dan's Line, at a flat boulder.


Protection 

10 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor with lowering hooks. Be careful if you lower; some 60m ropes come up a little bit short -- tie a knot in the end of the rope.



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By George Bell
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 22, 2009

Crux was near the top, I thought.

By Jay Eggleston
From: Littleton
May 12, 2009

A nice moderate with maybe one 5.8 move near the top.

By Rick Casey
From: Lafayette, Colorado
Jul 5, 2009

Note: lowering a second climber on 60m rope back to the start of the route will be very close to the end at the finish...actual footage of rope's stated lengths do vary!

By Karl F
Aug 20, 2009

!!!!!!!!!There was a serious accident here on 8/19/09 because 60 m rope was not long enough and end went through belay device lowering the leader. Climber fell about 40 ft below belay and nearly died. Please use caution and tell others to belay from ridge directly below 1st bolt or be prepared to lower to ridge and scramble down. A knot in the end of the rope is an easy way to save a life.

By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Aug 20, 2009
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- VS 4c

Karl,
Who told you it was a 60m rope? Did you verify that?
Who told you that someone nearly died? Nobody is nearly dead.

Yes, one needs to be attendant to rope length, but let's not sensationalize things.

By George Bell
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 20, 2009

"Nobody is nearly dead." Hey, cool route name!!

By Matt Swartz
From: Nederland, CO
Nov 10, 2009

Easiest way to avoid this, always tie into/tie a knot in the end of your rope!

By Top Rope Hero
From: Was Estes Park, now homeless
Apr 3, 2010

There is ANOTHER easy way to avoid rappelling-off-the-end-of-your-damn-rope accidents.

Pay. Attention.

Use your head and you don't need to use knots.

By Robbie Flick
From: Denver, CO
Sep 5, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

A fun route that goes pretty easy until the bulge. Not as sustained at its grade than the other moderates in the area.

Of course, be mindful of your rope! We used a 70m, and it was looking a little thin after both ends were on the ground....

By prod.
From: Boulder, Co
Oct 2, 2011

Nice line, pretty easy for the grade. 60m rope just long enough. Tie a knot on the end of the rope.

Prod.