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YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

Type:  Trad, 4 pitches, 330'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Robert Karolick & Larry Schubarth, 1975?
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Submitted By: Jon Cannon on Jun 5, 2002

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BETA PHOTO: Jaws pitch, very fun!

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This climb starts about 100 yards to the right of Schooldaze, and the River Arch is apparent. Climb up to the tree at the bottom of the River Arch (the left-facing headwall which describes a lazy arc). Climb the River Arch to the bottom of the "Bathtubs", a series of water-carved basins large enough to get down with one's significant other, should the mood seize you. Ascend the bathtubs to the start of Upper Lip, a beautiful 5.7 hand crack, or take the right-leaning splitter crack to the right, up and around to the top.


Medium to large nuts, medium hexes, cams up to 3 inches.

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By Darin Lang
Jun 5, 2002

I might recommend at least one larger cam for the River Arch pitch(es). Upper Lip is definitely the way to go from the bathtub area.
By Larry Shaw
Jun 17, 2004
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

This is my favorite climb on the rock. Fun undercling traverse.
By Larry C. Schubarth
From: colorado springs, colorado
Apr 1, 2009

This route was first climbed in 1975 by Robert Karolick and myself. Fun route!!!
By Daniel H. Bryant
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Sep 5, 2015
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Climbed this today, it was a lot of fun! The name and photos make it look scarier than it really is. If your second is still new, add protection in the upper corner for the sharktooth exit (the transition from the standing undercling back to the face is where I felt exposed). All in all, it's a good climb!

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