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Invisible Touch 

YDS: 5.12- French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b/c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: unknown, probably 1980s
Season: Cooler temps, you need the friction
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Submitted By: Tony B on Nov 20, 2007

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Description 

This has a good bit of climbing on good rock, but the shallow slopers got the best of me in the heat a few times. Save this one for cooler temps. While there are a few 'hard' moves on this climb, there is really only one crux at the second to last bolt. There is a technical move near the first bolt, then the insecure crux.

Location 

This is the second from the rightmost sport climb on the Overhanging Wall.

Protection 

6 bolts to an anchor.


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By Elijah Flenner
Nov 27, 2010
rating: 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

This is currently not the rightmost route on the Overhung Wall; it is the second from the right. There is a hard move at the start, and a stick clip is very useful.
By Mark Rolofson
Feb 18, 2014
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

This route is not 5.12a and was never rated that until Tony Bubb posted it on this website. Originally it was documented as .12d in a "Rock & Ice" Front Range Climbing Guide. After climbing the route, I rated it 5.12c in my "1993 Boulder Sport Climbers Guide". After returning to it last fall, I am still calling it that. It is quite hard at the 1st bolt & also past the 4th & 5th bolt.
By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Feb 18, 2014

Ha. Well, in turn, I never never rated this route 12a until Mark Rolofson posted it on this website. I put on the website as "12-", as in: "the easier side of 12", but not necessarily 12a. I am not generally a 12+ leader, so I figured it to the bottom side of 12s.
Hopefully you didn't take offense to me having an opinion, regardless.