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Happy Wheel  

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: richard magill on May 27, 2009

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Description 

The namesake route for this little cliff, although you could make the argument that this cliff is really part of the Briskets area...but I digress.

Anyway, this route is a decent route although nothing too exciting. No difficult moves and a couple of sort of odd clips - worth doing if you are there but certainly nothing to seek out.

Follows a crack to a face in a shallow open book. For a better "bolted crack" climb, go do More Funky than Gunky, not far away.

Location 

center of the Happy Wheel wall, fairly soon after coming up the trail that comes out at Addiction wall if you walk toward Killer Cave.

Protection 

5-6 bolts to anchors


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By Josh M.
From: Golden, CO
May 29, 2009
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Fun, if a bit awkward... climb up crack, traverse right to clip, back to crack, traverse right, repeat until face climbing.

Watch out for wasps nesting in the crack at the bottom!
By Doug Lintz
From: Kearney, NE
Aug 17, 2010

This route is more enjoyable (and difficult) if you leave the crack/corner early and stick to the bolt line.