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Oscar de la Cholla 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Bob D'Antonio and Vaino Kodas, 2000
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Submitted By: Kreighton Bieger on Mar 17, 2002
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Description 

About 50 meters past Black Slabbeth and Manly Bulges (13b/c through a black bulge), Oscar de la Cholla is the first route left of a brushy alcove. It starts with some easy face climbing, and then follows a line of bolts left of a crack. The crack goes from hands to fist and down to fingers, and the route offers an abundance of holds on the face as well. A ledge at the fourth bolt provides a good rest before launching into the sustained moves above.

A great warmup and a fine moderate lead.


Protection 

Seven bolts.



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Christian leading Oscar on gear.
Christian leading Oscar on gear.
Cactus Cliff - Right (1). <br /> <br />The Price is Right is now named Legend on the Fall. <br /> <br />La Estacion de Shelf is now named La Temperatura de Shelf.
BETA PHOTO: Cactus Cliff - Right (1).

The Price is Right is n...
Sonya Gary bundled up and leading Oscar de la Cholla.
Sonya Gary bundled up and leading Oscar de la Chol...
Sibylle on a cool winter day on Oscar de la Cholla.
Sibylle on a cool winter day on Oscar de la Cholla...
More nice jams!
More nice jams!
Dave G. at the anchors of Oscar de la Cholla.  A fun route -- we followed the crack(s) to the right of the bolts.
BETA PHOTO: Dave G. at the anchors of Oscar de la Cholla. A f...
Berkie at the top.
Berkie at the top.
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By Kevin Currigan
From: Lakewood
Dec 23, 2003

Great route for taking a break from the 10s or working up to them. It has big hands and feet with good rests-fun; but, a bolted crack?

By Larry Shaw
Jul 18, 2004
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c

Great route, fun jug haul.

By Michael J Yarros
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 3, 2004
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c

First route I've climbed at Shelf. Nice Route.

By jarthur
From: Westminster, CO
Mar 23, 2008

Big jugs, fun jug haul? You guys sure your on the right route? Everything felt like an open handed side-pull to me. If your use to this style of climbing you might find it easier. Pretty heady for the 5.9 leader.

By Ben Cassedy
From: Denver, CO
Nov 21, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

It was decent. The 5.9 immediately to the right of this route was better we thought. Pretty polished down low.

By LmsCo
Nov 11, 2013
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a

Seems a little stout for a 5.9 leader. The bolts are a tad runout at some thought-provoking sections. Fun though!