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L to R R to L Alpha
Art of Dreaming, The S 
Bedtime Story S 
Bobsled Direct Start aka War Sled S 
Bobsled, The S 
Caffeine Buzz S 
Chore Boy T,S 
Daily Grind, The S 
Golden Slumber T,S 
Lucky Strikes S 
Morpheus T,S 
Mr. Sandman S 
My Buddy S 
Napster S 
Not So Obscure T 
Opener S 
Sleepless Child T,TR 
Sleepless in Boulder S 
Smell the Coffee S 
Snooze Button S 
Something Obscure T 
Tooth Fairy S 
Wake Up Call S 
War On Freedom S 

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  • Description 

    These routes are on the left side of Plotinus Wall, from My Buddy on the left to Lucky Strikes on the right. Mr. Sandman (10b) is a popular warm-up route. Lots of excellent sport climbing here!

    L->R:

    A1. My Buddy, 10, 1p, 100', bolts. Start up in L gully.
    A2. Bedtime Story, 10-, 1p, 90', bolts.
    B. Sleepless Child, 1p, 90', 9, gear. Follow crack through tree.
    C. Morpheus, 11, 1p, 100', 8 bolts, gear. Long RFD.
    D. Wake Up Call, 10, 1p, 60', bolts. Steep slab.
    E1. Snooze Button, 10, 1p, 80', bolts. Bulge and slab.
    E2. Chore Boy, 10, 1p, 100', bolts, optional gear.
    F. Smell the Coffee, 10-, 1p, 70', bolts. Slab to roof.
    above F. Caffeine Buzz, 8, 1p, bolts. Above F or G.
    G. The Daily Grind, 10+, 1p, 70', bolts. Slab, overlap, seam.
    I. Napster, 10, 1p, 40', bolts. Flake.
    J. Something Obscure, 10-, 2p, gear. Funky crack.
    K. Tooth Fairy, 11, 1p, 90'?, bolts. Dihedral.
    L. Mr. Sandman, 10, 1p, 80', bolts. Behind tree.
    M. Golden Slumber, 10+, 1p, 80', bolts, small-medium cams. Layback, face, thin crack.
    N. Sleepless in Boulder, 11-, 1p, 90', bolts.
    O. The Art of Dreaming, 12, 1p, bolts. Traverse R.
    P. The Bobsled, 12-, 1p, 80', bolts. Behind tree.
    QP. The Bobsled Direct Start, 12, 1p, 80', bolts.
    R. War On Freedom, 13-, 1p, bolts.
    S. Lucky Strikes, 12, 1p, bolts.

    Getting There 

    Follow the approach directions for Plotinus Wall, which takes you to the wall just below The Scientist. Then head uphill to your route. The path is loose and eroded, so be careful.

    Climbing Season



    Weather station 4.9 miles from here

    23 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',13],['5.11',4],['5.12',3],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

    Classic Climbing Routes in Left Side

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Left Side:
    Mr. Sandman   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
    Smell the Coffee   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
    Snooze Button   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
    Wake Up Call   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
    Chore Boy   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
    The Daily Grind   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
    Napster   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
    Morpheus   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch   
    Sleepless in Boulder   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
    The Bobsled   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
    Lucky Strikes   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   
    The Art of Dreaming   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   
    Bobsled Direct Start aka War Sled   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
    War On Freedom   5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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    Smell the Coffee 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Left Side
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