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Like Water for Bob 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b PG13

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b PG13 [details]
FA: Bob D'Antonio and Vaino Kodas, 2001
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Ray Snead on Jan 1, 2002

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At the second bolt.

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This is the 3rd climb from the left on this cliff. It is 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.


5 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.

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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: Denver
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.
From: Eldorado Springs, CO
Oct 5, 2016
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13

This is an okay route, although the bolt placement at the crux doesn't cover it. My partner tried to lead it and fell before committing to the big reach. He had a Friend in the pinch flake to the left, and the flake broke. The bolt that protects that crux sequence caught him after his feet glanced the ledge. He would have decked on that ledge if he'd gone a foot higher into the crux. The route was easy for me, although a climber at his or her limit blowing the move on to the ledge would probably get hurt.

There is a solid stance there with a right-hand jug where it would be easy to clip a bolt that would keep you out of danger. I don't know if I'll go back there anytime soon, but if I do, I'll try to remember to bring a drill and place one.

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