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Like Water for Bob 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Bob D'Antonio and Vaino Kodas, 2001
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 477
Submitted By: Ray Snead on Jan 1, 2002

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BETA PHOTO: Hillbilly Rock #1, Left Side. I Reckon, 12a...

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Description 

This is the 3rd climb from the left on this cliff. Deceptive. Move thuggishly past a bolt to a ledge, then step up to the confounding crux. This goes two ways, straight up or surf left (harder & reachier), but both are way reachy. Above, easier but absorbing climbing takes you to the anchors.

Protection 

5 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.


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Adam rapping from Like Water for Bob.  Boy Howdy is directly left of Bob and and I Reckon ascends the black face on the far left.
BETA PHOTO: Adam rapping from Like Water for Bob. Boy Howdy i...
At the second bolt.
At the second bolt.

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By Jake Wyatt
From: Longmont, CO
Jul 17, 2004

One of of the key crux holds (towards the left) stays wet late into the morning after an overnight rain. Thankfully, the hold is so big that the water isn't a significant issue.
By Dan Brockway
From: Boulder
Feb 16, 2008

The Rolofson guidebook calls this PG-13 between the second and third bolt. After a move just above the bolt, you get good holds to clip the third bolt. You can even get a red Black Diamond C3 in a crack a couple feet above the bolt if you want it. Good route that is worth doing so be careful, but don't let the PG-13 rating keep you from doing the route.
By Kevin Neilson
From: Boulder
Sep 21, 2008

The crux didn't seem dangerous at all. After bolt 2, reach up and left. This is the crux, and it is right above the bolt. The next moves to the bolt are juggy. There doesn't seem to be any groundfall potential so I wouldn't be worried about leading it if you are pushing the grade.
By Ivan Rezucha
From: Fort Collins, CO
Aug 14, 2011
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Powerful and reachy but all big holds with good rests. Easier for me than I'll be Dipped.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Littleton
Jan 3, 2014
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

I thought this was more difficult than I'll Be Dipped. The holds are big, but the moves require lots of power.