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YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c/d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Rich Purnell
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Submitted By: Quinn Stevens on Jan 1, 2001
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This is the leftmost route of the trio of tens on the Primo Wall. The well-featured route is surprisingly pumpy with predominantly slopers for handholds, yet plenty of options for feet. The route is well-protected which makes it a good first lead for the 10/11- aspiring leader, as well as a good warmup for the real business that the Primo Wall has to offer.

It may not be the best climb on sunny days with hot temperatures.


A four bolt route with a two bolt anchor.

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By Anonymous Coward
Jan 1, 2001

There is no way this route is 10a by even the severest grading standard. It's probably harder than many 11a routes in Clear Creek and Boulder Canyon. So, give it 10c at least.

By Mike Davis
May 29, 2001

I'd agree with about 5.10c.

By Quinn Stevens
From: Denver, CO
Jul 12, 2001

I think the grade I gave this was a typing error!?! 10c is fine, I'll fix it.

By rich purnell
Aug 18, 2001

Good job.... I don't like to grade routes until others climb it and we can make a consensus... thanks, I felt it 5.10c myself but not any harder at all.

By Richard M. Wright
From: Lakewood, CO
Aug 18, 2001

I'd go with 5.10c as well, with the caveat for the 5.10 climber that there is a very in-obvious and sneaky move to the left just about the time things start to feel dicey. What looks like straight up, ain't. This was probably at the third bolt.

By chris deulen
From: Merriam, Kansas
Apr 14, 2006

The Primo Wall has some of the best climbs in the canyon, as well as some of the worst. This one can suck my butt for all I care.

From: Front Range, CO
Jun 24, 2008
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b

The Clear Creek Canyon sport climber's guide 2006 says 10d.

By Caleb Phillips
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 8, 2009
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b

10d if you don't bail left at the third bolt or bail right just low of the anchors. Otherwise, pretty sustained climbing and the reachy-slopery crux is cool.

By Crag Dweller
From: New York, NY
Jun 29, 2012

Fun, challenging climb. Be mindful of taking a fall when getting to the 3rd bolt. Too much slack and you may smack your feet pretty hard on the left trending rail that starts the climb. Not quite too much slack and the edge of the overhanging section above the rail may take some skin off your shin, as it did mine.

This one is a scenario where a hard catch may be the best option.

By Eli streed
Jun 11, 2013
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b

Awful route to climb when hot out. Black rock + sun + 90 degrees = slime.