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Off Guard 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Richard Wright, Lisa Veraldi, ABS, Dec. 2003
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Dec 7, 2003

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BETA PHOTO: Off Guard. Make a 5.9 move to the first bolt, con...

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Off Guard (aka GWB, Great White Bullshitter) ascends the face just left of Cool Thing. A left hand on the arete sends the route. Fun moves. Solid stone.


Eight draws and a rope. Shares anchor with Cool Thing.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Mark enjoying the record warm April day halfway up...
Mark enjoying the record warm April day halfway up...
Rock Climbing Photo: Yvonne D'Andrea working left to the arete.
Yvonne D'Andrea working left to the arete.
Rock Climbing Photo: At the anchor. Photo: Charnoski.
At the anchor. Photo: Charnoski.
Rock Climbing Photo: At the first clip.
At the first clip.
Rock Climbing Photo: Power and Lies, Off Guard, and Cool Thing.
BETA PHOTO: Power and Lies, Off Guard, and Cool Thing.

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By Leo Paik
From: Westminster, Colorado
Mar 10, 2004
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Fer gosh sakes, I's juss un averege climer but dis un feels a wee bit 'ard fer a 9 even with that uh leff hand. Specially affer doin' Power & Lies. Dat pointy rok on da leff makes it not too awful to start.
By Ron Olsen
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 26, 2004
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

An excellent line; much more difficult than 5.9. There's a hard move to the first bolt; be careful or stick clip it. Delicate thin face climbing and a mantel past the fifth bolt.
By Sam S
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 23, 2008
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Super fun route, close bolts, tight moves, be sure to get the arete hold though!
From: Wherever we park!
Mar 31, 2010
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

Maybe a hold broke off or something, but this is not a 9. It is however a fun line and worth doing.

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