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Old Deuteronomy 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Richard Wright and Anna Brandenburg-Schroeder, 1997
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Submitted By: Michael Komarnitsky on Jan 1, 2001
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BETA PHOTO: 1. Skimbleshanks, 8-.
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This has a fun start and an average and long finish. Turn the roof (look for a large jug up and to the left), then continue up the slab.


This is the second line from the left.


10 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor.

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The fun start.
BETA PHOTO: The fun start.
Phil starting the pitch, 4-2-11.
Phil starting the pitch, 4-2-11.
About 2/3 of the way up standing on the sweet quartz crystal sticking out of the face. The crux is after here, so it works as a great rest stop.
BETA PHOTO: About 2/3 of the way up standing on the sweet quar...
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By Anonymous Coward
Apr 23, 2002

A fun 2-pitch outing can be had by combining this with the end of skimbleshanks. Just top out on Old Deuteronomy and step about 15ft. left on a grassy ledge to the upper portion of Skimbleshanks. -Mike.

May 14, 2002

I thought this was the most enjoyable climb of the area. Fun start, cool crystal formations above.

By Anonymous Coward
Mar 18, 2004

This route is super cool. The roof at the bottom is lots of fun, nicely complementing the thin moves at the top. Lots of fun.

By Top Rope Hero
From: Was Estes Park, now homeless
Apr 5, 2010
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a

I've heard tell the "10" crux of this climb is the opening move above the first bolt (the rest goes at pleasant 5.9, with opportunities for rest). I'm tall (6') and have a three-inch ape index, so didn't find this move to be harder than a spicy nine.

But I've also heard tell that I was doin' it "wrong" by ascending right of the bolt, not left.

Take it as you like it, fun times are in store for all those interested.

By BethHux
From: Lakewood, CO
Nov 10, 2013

I took the beta photo!
Anywway, first move is definitely the hardest part, though I'm 5'5 and didn't find it too difficult. Crystals are amazing.

By Clinton woods
From: arvada, co
Feb 16, 2014
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

Fun strong start, great slabby end.