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Avenger, The 
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Merry Men 
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Prince of Thieves 
Robbin' the Hood 
Sheriff's Tariff 
Tony Bubb's Little Stick 
Tuckered and Fried 

Robbin' the Hood 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Alan Nelson and Richard Wright
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Submitted By: Quinn Stevens on Jan 1, 2001
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BETA PHOTO: 1. Merry Men (5.11a/b)
2. Robbin' the Hood (5.11c)...
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This is one of the more obvious lines on the rock. Climb up the obvious seam/dihedral just right of Merry Men. Everyone seems to climb the crux a bit differently, which makes this a fun yet strenous route. Be easy on yourself and find the no-hands rest just past the crux.


Standard sport rack. Follow six bolts to a shared two bolt anchor with Merry Men. Again, the bolts on the anchor are about a yard apart.

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Great route, not sure it goes 11d though, one of the better routes at Sherwood Forest.
Great route, not sure it goes 11d though, one of t...
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By Leo Paik
From: Westminster, Colorado
Mar 5, 2002

Great route. Well worth the effort. Packs a couple of punches. Save some juice for the end.

By Anonymous Coward
Jul 8, 2002

Correction... Prince of Thieves is route #3 and Robbin' the Hood is #2in the above photo.

By Aron Quiter
From: Oakland, CA
Aug 26, 2002

Fun route. Worth the effort, you can find some good swings if you fall!

By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Aug 7, 2003
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c

Best route at the crag. You can make it power, but you can make it gymnastics and save the strength. Fun either way. One key foot looks like it will be gone some day soon, which might add a crux.

One of the most enjoyable sport climbs I've done in a long time.

5.11b. I didn't think it's at the top end of 5.11.

By M.Morley
From: Sacramento, CA
Oct 29, 2003
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a

With the exception of Prince of Theives, I found this to be significantly harder and sustained than any of the other routes at Sherwood Forest.

By tom selleck
Jul 6, 2007

Best route at the crag.

By Paul Hunnicutt
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 2, 2008
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c

Great route. If you don't enjoy sustained, balancey, tenuous climbing then this might not be for you. Found it hard to onsight...not too hard to TR second go. Excellent practice for your technique and footwork.

By David A. Turner
Aug 10, 2009
rating: 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a

Combining Robbin' the Hood with the upper section of Prince of Thieves creates a four star 5.11. Bring a shoulder runner for the first bolt at the break to delete rope drag.

By Don LaMoureaux
From: Denver, Co
Jul 23, 2012

I was taken to task on this route today ... yowsaa