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Off The Couch 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 7 pitches, 600', Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Maki Gorchynsky, Fred Bohm, Scott Moser, Cooper Caillier
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Scott Moser on Apr 13, 2010

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Description 

Off The Couch follows the first two pitches of Satori (5.9, 5.10b), then traverses left for a short pitch (5.8), and ascends the beautiful clean face for four more pitches (5.8, 5.10a, 5.10b, 5.10d).

Location 

Follow the trail to Satori: start up the mining road that cuts right from the riverbed before entering the Potrero. Take a quick left up rocky trail toward The Dunce/ El Bobo. Follow the rock ridge for several hundred feet above the Dunce until a trail cuts off left crossing a scree slope and passing a cairn. The route is clearly visible from a distance.

Protection 

Bring 13 quickdraws and a 60m rope (though with a 70m rope you can rappel pitches 3 and 4 together).


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Maki on FA leading pitch 5. (I think)
Maki on FA leading pitch 5. (I think)
The top of Off the Couch! Awesome view and unnervi...
The top of Off the Couch! Awesome view and unnervi...
Fred Bohm on the first ascent of Off The Couch
Fred Bohm on the first ascent of Off The Couch
Maki Gorchynsky bolting the knife-edge top of Off ...
Maki Gorchynsky bolting the knife-edge top of Off ...
Cooper following pitch 4 on the FA.
Cooper following pitch 4 on the FA.
Maki during FA on pitch 4.
Maki during FA on pitch 4.
Headed up the 6th pitch of OtC!
Headed up the 6th pitch of OtC!

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By Dan Petty
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jan 9, 2011

Rapped P3/4 together with one 60M rope.
By MegaKrusty
Feb 21, 2011

Interested in decision to post this climb as Grade III when Satori is grade II and longer but on the same piece of rock. What were the considerations?

Thanks
By Ed Wright
Jun 26, 2011

I thought that 10a pitch was harder than 10a, and the 10d pitch was prolly 11a. Great route!!
By rpc
Dec 1, 2014

Really enjoyable route - favorite among the front side moderates trio that includes Satori & Excalibur.
By Morgan F. Smith
From: Bryan, TX
Dec 8, 2014
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Awesome route! Last pitch has a scary mini-traverse that makes it fun! Loose rock in some areas, me and my buddy blew two handholds on the climb. Be careful!