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March Madness 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Greg Hand, Bob D., Dan Brockway, 3/16/2010
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Greg Hand on Mar 16, 2010

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This is well-protected at the hard moves. After the 5th bolt, angle left on easy rock to the anchor. Be careful with a 50m rope. Expect lichen.

See Where's Ron for photo.


30 feet right of Tinnitus, begin at the lowest part of the cliff.


5 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor, the same anchor as Release the Kraken.

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By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Dec 2, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I thought this was the most fun of the routes I did on this wall. Every time it seemed like it would be hard, a good hold could be found. Not obvious holds, but they are there.
By Mark Roth
From: Boulder
Apr 22, 2015
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

A small cam (#0.5 c4?) would be helpfull to reach the first bolt. It's a little scary without. Also, there are no rings at the anchor.
By Greg Hand
From: Golden, CO
Apr 22, 2015

So someone stole the chains?
By Mark Roth
From: Boulder
Apr 23, 2015
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

I guess so....
By Greg Hand
From: Golden, CO
Jun 1, 2015

I put chains on the anchors today. Let's see how long they last.
By mprusak
Jun 8, 2015

Chains are still there as of yesterday!

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