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Pink Torpedo 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 2 pitches
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Mike Howard & Bob D'Antonio, (Stewart Green?)
Season: Gets a lot of sun!
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Submitted By: Matt Strauser on Dec 23, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: Pink Torpedo is the route on the right.

Description 

P1. The start is overhung but juggy through some really neat rock. It is a lot different than most of the stuff at Shelf. After passing the pink rock, continue up the vertical face with small ledges.

P2. You can continue after the anchors past 2 more bolts to another set of anchors (5.11). The crux is down low, but it doesn't let up much after that.

This is a very fun route!

Location 

This route is on the Piggy Bank Wall. SLIM is to the right and Flesh Tuxedo is to the left.

Protection 

Five bolts (6?) to the first set of anchors.

Pitch 2: ?


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Dave cranking his way up Pink Torpedo.
Dave cranking his way up Pink Torpedo.

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By Matt Strauser
From: Ft. Collins, CO
Dec 23, 2010

Love this route. If you know who put it up, please let me know.
By Derek Lawrence
From: Bailey
Dec 24, 2010
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

I believe this is a Bob D. and Mike Howard route (put in last spring...).
By mountainmicah83
From: Colorado Springs
Feb 14, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

5.8 no way. I tried to finish on this route a few weeks ago after being blown out tired, and I thought I was told it was an 8 and after falling a bunch, I now realize why. It's a 10a. Nonetheless, I led it clean, no problem, first route of the day yesterday. I would say it goes maybe at around 9. The bottom makes it look harder than it is.
By mountainmicah83
From: Colorado Springs
Feb 14, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This route is more than 5 bolts. I think it is at least 6. I carry 6 on each side and remember running out on my left side.
By chinos
Feb 25, 2011

A bit sandy down low but very enjoyable climbing all the way to the anchor.
By Mike Howard
Administrator
Nov 12, 2011
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

"The bigger the cushion, the sweeter the pushin'
That's what I said
The looser the waistband, the deeper the quicksand
Or so I have read
My baby fits me like a flesh tuxedo
I'd like to sink her with my pink torpedo
Big bottom, big bottom
Talk about bum cakes, my girl's got 'em" Spinal Tap

FA Mike Howard, Bob D.
9+, 11b.
By Jordan Hirro
From: Colorado Springs/Glenwood Spri
Oct 6, 2013

Super classic, must do. Hidden jugs everywhere, definitely still .9.