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Horizontal Bop 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E5 6a [details]
FA: 09/02/98
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Tom Hanson on Nov 1, 2001
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Description 

Horizontal Bop begins at the left side of the cave and traverses right past several bolts. This climb is quite unique. After climbing up to the lip of the roof, the climber moves straight right in a completely horizontal traverse. Even though no vertical is gained, the ground drops farther away as one moves right. This climb is incomplete, as it lacks anchors, but it is usually done by moving right until there are no more bolts, then back-leading (unclipping as you move back left). Done this way, you get cramps in both legs from the constant heel hooking. Hooking the left on the way right and hooking the right when headed back left.


Protection 

Draws.


Location 

Park in the west end of the South Rim Parking Lot. This is found by entering the park on Parker Rd, south of Franktown and continuing west, past the visitor center, to the western-most parking area. Take the trail north to The Inner Canyon Trail. Take The Inner Canyon Trail to the bottom of the canyon. Once at the bottom, cross over the bridge and hike directly up the hill to the north to a long horizontal cave.



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By Chris Cavallaro
Feb 17, 2008
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a

This climb is awesome! One of the most unique climbs I have ever been on.