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Period Epic 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Hill on Nov 12, 2002
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Below the crux.


Just left of Period Piece, Period Epic is a nice little route which has a few options. For the 5.9 climbing, move left into a corner at 20 feet up and then move right at about 35 feet up. This will lead to clipping the last bolt back to the left when you have it at about knee height. If you go straight up between the last couple bolts, it raises the difficulty to 5.10 with a tricky clip. If someone is planning to follow the route via the 5.9 terrain, remove the draws first to avoid a pendulum fall. Enjoy!


5 bolts and anchors.

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Peter Dillon at the crux bulge.  Traverse right to keep the route at 5.9; go straight up the bulge to make it 5.10a or b.
Peter Dillon at the crux bulge. Traverse right to...
Period Epic.
Period Epic.
Craig leading Period Epic.
Craig leading Period Epic.
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By dan scales
From: Denver, CO
Mar 23, 2008
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c

Does anyone know the route between Period Piece and Period Epic? It felt like a long (9 bolts or so) 5.8 or 5.9ish. It's not listed on MountainProject or in the "Shelf Road Rock" guide book. Just curious.

By Dean Cool
From: Boulder, CO
Feb 27, 2009

The book says 5 bolts, but we only found 4 on the route and it didn't seem run out.

By Caleb Phillips
From: Boulder, CO
May 26, 2009
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

Dan, I don't think there's a route between these?

Follow the bolts for a solid 10a crux on sharp pockets. 9ish if you bail right. There is a bolt above the bulge which you can't see from the ground which is an awkward clip if you bail right.