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Murphy's Law 

YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 115'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Webster & Ellis
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Submitted By: rob bauer on Nov 10, 2012

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BETA PHOTO: NO ANCHOR (and no options in what looked like an o...


This isn't my route, but let's include it in the database. The rock on the entire dome is friable, the same as 11 years ago, but this is still a good pitch worth doing when here. It is not exactly a sport climb, just sorta typical 'Platte spacing on modern bolts.

There is no anchor at the top of this line. I strongly advise you to take a hard right at the last bolt and go 20 odd feet to meet up with the obvious double anchor bolts! (Otherwise, you will have to contend with a minefield of rocks waiting to kill your belayer.) Yes, it is a bit more run-out but safer. We easily rap'd off with a single 70m; but a 60m may work?

Is it 2 star? Well, it's doable, safe enough, longer than the others, and steep/hard enough to have your complete attention. See what you think.


This is just about in the middle of the face, left of the arete climb, Bottom Feeder.


6 bolts. No anchors.

Photos of Murphy's Law Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Murphy's Law.
BETA PHOTO: Murphy's Law.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up at the block I used as an anchor.
BETA PHOTO: Looking up at the block I used as an anchor.
Rock Climbing Photo: About halfway up looking down.
BETA PHOTO: About halfway up looking down.
Rock Climbing Photo: The route with a rope on it.
BETA PHOTO: The route with a rope on it.
Rock Climbing Photo: I am not a fan of SMC hangers.
I am not a fan of SMC hangers.

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By drewhouser
Dec 29, 2014
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

We kayaked to The Confluence, drove to the pull-out upstream, threw on our harnesses, and went for a hike up a hill. That's how I found myself here...why I found myself here? I have no idea. Unless you have climbed most of the other crags in the area and are looking to "check them all off," there are better places to go.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Sep 13, 2015
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

I actually think this is one of the better routes at the crag. I gave it two stars. It is too bad they did not install an anchor when it was established. I think the rock is less friable on this one than on others nearby. In other places there would probably be two more bolts on the line. Be careful getting to the first bolt. I put a cordallete around a big block up top and backed it up with a #3 Camalot a bit higher.

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