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Blanket of Secrecy S 
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Pay Homage S,TR 
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Regulation 9 aka Left of Scandinavian Dreams S 
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Vulture Club T 
Vulture Culture T 

Pay Homage 

YDS: 5.12a/b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a/b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: TR T. Hanson. 1986, bolted & led T. Hanson, 1989
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Submitted By: Tom Hanson on Jan 1, 2001

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Description 

After a fun and bouldery start, this route gives way to steep crimping to the final little roof. A long time Castlewood local, Mike Lane compares it to Heavy Weather at Shelf Road, only better.

Location 

This is in the middle of a west-facing wall immediately south of the giant Vulture Walls roof.

Protection 

8 bolts to the anchors.


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By Richard M. Wright
From: Lakewood, CO
Sep 13, 2001

Excellent addition. Pay Homage may be the best route of its grade at CWC. It is hard right off the deck gunning for a good pocket with a huge reach and very dicey feet. Subsequently, the route turns into micro-crimping unlike most CWC routes. Great line.
By aBove
From: Denver, CO
Sep 16, 2007

Sick the whole way...it doesn't stop being hard.
By David Hodges
From: Parker, Colorado
Sep 14, 2009

This route is such an elegant line, a gem in Castlewood. I am looking for some shameful beta on the start. Do most people deadpoint the good hole from the slick cobble or use the horrible crimp above the cobble to get your feet up? I ask since I have linked everything else on this route except for the bottom and this will be a proud redpoint for me. Shameful request? Yes!
By Chris Cavallaro
Sep 15, 2009
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

David, I used the horrible sidepull/crimp for my left hand and the slick cobble for my right. There is a good right foot and then a toss gets it done. Good luck!
By Jack Sparrow
From: denver, co
May 28, 2013
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

This is the first route I climbed at crumblewood, and it was so sharp it took away from the moves. Maybe if the rock was at all quality this climb could be good. For now it's sharp as shit and super crumbly. If this is the best crumblewood has to offer, then I've seen enough. The bouldering though is fantastic.