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Road Runner 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Mike Yellico
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Submitted By: dbyte on Jun 10, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Road Runner (5.9) climbs the steep face left of th...

Description 

Start directly above the finish of Roadside Attraction (or NoName 5 as it's referred on this website). Great movements lead up past a few interesting sections to the top of the cliff. Interesting & varied positions make for an enjoyable pitch.

Protection 

4 bolts.


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Another view of Road Runner (5.9) at the Puoux, Gl...
BETA PHOTO: Another view of Road Runner (5.9) at the Puoux, Gl...
Above the 4th bolt...quite a few unprotected moves...
BETA PHOTO: Above the 4th bolt...quite a few unprotected moves...

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By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
May 13, 2009

The anchor on this climb was recently updated with stainless steel hardware donated by Climbing Magazine's Anchor Replacement Initiative. I left the two old bolts at the top to make it easier for people wanting to set up a toprope but removed the old chain.
By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
May 15, 2009

FA: Mike Yellico.
By Chris Archer
Oct 19, 2009
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R

Would be a great pitch when linked with Roadside Attraction sans the 15' runout at the top. Quite dangerous (R/X) in its current state if 5.9 is your limit. The new guide (2009) calls it 10a with 5 bolts. The grade is about right, but the bolt count is off. Fun and adequately protected climbing takes you past 4 bolts and deposits you at a contrived runout on some not so positive holds. A fall off the moves to the anchor would be quite serious. Bring small to mid size nuts (2-4 Rock size) if you enjoy being ambulatory and want to continue that trend in the event of a slip.
By jauernigg
From: edwards, co
Jan 25, 2010

Good, easy, fun, cruxy up top.
By Mahjoe
Aug 28, 2012

Agreed with the rest of the crew...great protection except a 5th bolt would be nice before getting to the anchors. Overall, a fun little route to make 2 pitches with Roadside if you don't have a 70m rope. Definitely a bit dicey going up the runout of the 4th bolt to anchors though.