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Liquid Therapy 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Bob D, Ron Olsen & Ken Cangi, 9/26/07
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Orphaned on Sep 29, 2007

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Description 

The crux is the opening moves getting into the corner. Great route with good gear and continuous climbing to the anchor.

Start about 10' left of Spirit on the Water at a water-polished bulge. Climb past the bulge (crux) into a corner. Clip a bolt and climb the corner up to a face with flared cracks. Climb past a second bolt to an overhang. Angle left under the overhang to a stance at its left edge. Move back right and continue straight up to the anchor. Lower back to the start.

Variation: the crux bulge at the start can be avoided by starting up Spirit on the Water, clipping the first bolt on that route, and then traversing left to the corner and the first bolt on Liquid Therapy. Done this way, the route is 5.8.

Location 

By the creek...10 feet left of Spirit on the Water.

Eds. the beta photos have been deleted by their submitter.

This route is accessible only when the creek water level is low (late summer to mid-spring).

Protection 

Doubles on Aliens up to red...then cams to hand size. 2 bolts. 2-bolt anchor with lowering hooks.


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By KCP
From: Eldorado Springs, CO
Sep 30, 2007
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

This route turned out to be more interesting than it looks. Compared to routes like Mists of Avalon 10a, BC, and Bolting For Glory 10a, Eldo, I would call this one 5.9ish. I wouldn't think twice about recommending it to a 5.9 leader with good gear skills.
By percious
From: Bear Creek, CO
May 17, 2008
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Seems like a 1 move wonder to me. V1 boulder problem is protected by a large, blue, Metolius cam. Enjoy.
By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Jul 28, 2014
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Even though the bottom may be out of the water & be belayed from a river rock at the base, the creek-spray can make it quite slick for the opening moves.