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Laurel & Hardy Meet Abbott & Costello 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Greg Hand, Bob D, Kent Lugbill, & Dan Brockway
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Greg Hand on Feb 14, 2008
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The crux is at the 5th bolt. Then follow good edges to the anchors shared with Geritol Generation (now deleted from the database).


This is about 150 feet right of Free Willie and just left of Geritol Generation (now deleted from the database).


Seven bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.

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By Aeon Aki
Apr 12, 2008
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a

This route is pretty dirty right now. The tricky crux at the third bolt may get easier after a few laps and will certainly become more enjoyable. I wouldn't have minded a bolt somewhere before the first one as stepping up to clip it is awkward and could be dangerous for a short leader hanging draws.

By Brad Schildt
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 24, 2008
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a

I agree with Aeon that clipping the first bolt is a bit runout, as well as it being a long way from the 4th bolt to the anchors. A decent warm-up for the routes above, which are amazing!

By Greg Hand
From: Golden, CO
Apr 29, 2008

A bolt was added to eliminate the runout to the anchors. It was certainly out of character with the climbing.

By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
May 18, 2008

Slimy when wet, dirty when not. Yucky.

By Clare Shemeta
Jul 3, 2008

I think it's a nice route - yes, some dirt on ledges but still interesting moves and fun crux. Agree with comments about first bolt. Would be a sketchy clip for the short leader.

By Paul Hunnicutt
From: Boulder, CO
Nov 21, 2009
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a

Maybe not the best route for someone who's limit is around 5.9 to lead. You probably could sink some gear in before the first bolt and after the third there is a crack to the right that would take some finger/mid sized pieces....though it looked a bit like a flake.

By Jon Marek
From: SLC
Jun 12, 2011

Much harder than it looks from the ground.

By mrbiscoop
Jul 26, 2011

Poorly bolted. There is still lots of loose rock prior to 1st. bolt. My partner cratered when a well chalked up hold pulled just as he was pulling onto the big ledge below 1st bolt. He got a nice cut on his head and cheek and bruised his heel bone but no other damage done. To his credit, he led the route about 15 min. later. The climbing itself was pretty good for as long as it lasted, which wasn't long.

By Greg Hand
From: Golden, CO
Aug 9, 2011

I added 2 bolts at the start of this route today. The first to protect getting onto the ledge, and the second to protect shorter climbers getting to the original first bolt.

By mrbiscoop
May 26, 2013


By Andy B
Sep 8, 2013

Surprising that no one is mentioning the fun/strange traverse right about halfway up.

By jamandbees
Sep 9, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

That traverse that AndBan mentions is the most amazing piece of this route. It's really unusual, required a lot of thought to get through.