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Oxbow 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Kevin Sainio on Nov 4, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Oxbow.

Description 

This is a good, moderate, face climb with some cool features. Three bolts with a fairly moderate yet long run-out at the top lead you to a two bolt anchor.

Location 

Oxbow is the furthest route right on the Dos XX cliff.

Protection 

Three new bolts. A solid new anchor at the top.


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The bomber, new anchor thanks to Rock the X.
The bomber, new anchor thanks to Rock the X.
Jess in the runout section.
Jess in the runout section.

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By Andito
From: Colorado Springs
Jul 24, 2011

If you're not comfortable leading a run-out section of friction, I wouldn't recommend leading this one. One more bolt five feet past the third would make this a great advanced-beginner lead.
By Jim Meyer
Oct 29, 2012
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13

Great fun route!!!! No need for another bolt. After the 3rd bolt, there is another 3 feet of climbing that is definitely a tad thin, but if you fall, it's short. After that, it's a cruise to the anchors. Great route!
By evolve
From: Durango, CO
May 9, 2014

Fun, mellow lead. Majority of the runout is easier climbing. The anchor bolts are in a super awkward spot though. Anchoring with standard draws / cordelette is a major drag. Two 240cm slings does the trick.