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Scratch and Sniff 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a

Type:  Trad, Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12- French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Stu Richie, Mark Rolofson
Fixed Hardware: 2 Lead Bolts, 2 Belay Bolts [details]
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Submitted By: Mike McKinnon on Aug 21, 2004
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  • Description 

    This is located to the left of Touch n' Go. It can be toproped from the chain anchor below the 2nd half of Touch n' Go. The route starts under the roof, and a couple of strenous moves about 11c I think get you situated in the roof. It is a strong pull over the roof and then your typical Eldo face climb. This is slabby with little for feet with highly technical and balancy moves.


    [4] bolts to chain anchors.

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    By KCP
    From: Eldorado Springs, CO
    Jul 26, 2005

    You can easily toprope this route, although I recommend leading it. TR'ing it spoils the mild spice factor.

    By Stu Ritchie
    From: Denver
    Dec 7, 2009

    Mark R. and I did the FA in the late '80s right before we went up to Mt. Hooker.

    By Scott Bennett
    Dec 8, 2012

    Actually four bolts, and a finger-sized cam would protect the move to the first bolt.

    By Mark Rolofson
    Apr 2, 2013
    rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a

    When I first led this climb in 1989, the hold at the lip of the roof was better and clipping the 2nd bolt was not so bad. I returned in 1995, after Ken Trout replaced the bolts that had been chopped in the 1989 bolt war. The handhold at the lip had partially broken off leaving a smaller, worse hold and a harder, scary clip. I recommend prehanging a long sling on this bolt so it can be clipped from under the roof. A long extension pole is needed. It really needs another bolt added in the ceiling.

    I also place a green Alien in a horizontal seam above the last bolt & a couple RPs in the corner before the anchor. A medium stopper (#9?) works before 1st bolt or stick clip.