Off The Couch
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BETA PHOTO: Route Topo
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).
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.
Bring 13 quickdraws and a 60m rope (though with a 70m rope you can rappel pitches 3 and 4 together).
Maki on FA leading pitch 5. (I think)
Fred Bohm on the first ascent of Off The Couch
Maki during FA on pitch 4.
Maki Gorchynsky bolting the knife-edge top of Off ...
Cooper following pitch 4 on the FA.
By Dan Petty
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jan 9, 2011
Rapped P3/4 together with one 60M rope.
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?
By Ed Wright
Jun 26, 2011
I thought that 10a pitch was harder than 10a, and the 10d pitch was prolly 11a. Great route!!