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Oscar de la Cholla 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 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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Nice jam!

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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Sibylle on a cool winter day on Oscar de la Cholla...
Sibylle on a cool winter day on Oscar de la Cholla...
Christian leading Oscar on gear.
Christian leading Oscar on gear.
Dave G. at the anchors of Oscar de la Cholla.  A f...
BETA PHOTO: Dave G. at the anchors of Oscar de la Cholla. A f...
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Sonya Gary bundled up and leading Oscar de la Chol...
Sonya Gary bundled up and leading Oscar de la Chol...
Berkie at the top.
Berkie at the top.
More nice jams!
More nice jams!
Solid jams on this route.
Solid jams on this route.

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By Hiro
From: Colorado
May 8, 2015
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

CONDITION REPORT 
Anchor "rings" need to be replaced soon. The rings are really chain links, but both sides of them are halfway worn though. It goes without saying right - don't TR on the anchor's gear, use your own till at least the last climber.
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 16 HVS 4c

Great route, fun jug haul.
By Michael J Yarros
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 3, 2004
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 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 17 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 17 E1 5a

Seems a little stout for a 5.9 leader. The bolts are a tad runout at some thought-provoking sections. Fun though!
By Hiro
From: Colorado
May 8, 2015
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Perhaps a 5.9 climb, but bolted for someone who isn't nervous about their abilities - long falls, potential groundfalls.
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