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YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b

Type: Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Bob and Carrie Robertson
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Submitted By: Jesse Ryan on May 4, 2001
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This is an excellent climb, rightfully popular. Climb the left wall of an inside corner about 1/4 of the way down Contest Wall (left side of Sand Gulch) - Metropolis and Miller Time are on the right wall and right arete. Climb through fun moves past the first few bolts and puzzle out the continous upper moves around the upper bulge before you pump out.


8 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor.

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Russell Oakley at the second bolt.  Leanne Hanson Photographer
Russell Oakley at the second bolt. Leanne Hanson ...
A photo of April climbing Suburbia with artistic effects... turned out so well I had a poster made out of it.
A photo of April climbing Suburbia with artistic e...
Nearing what was for us the crux at the very top. Intimidatingly steep but with frequent good rest stances.
Nearing what was for us the crux at the very top. ...
At the nice ledge below the second bolt.
At the nice ledge below the second bolt.
Just after bolt 6. I was glad I took advantage of the rests and had some strength for the cruxy finish.
Just after bolt 6. I was glad I took advantage of ...
Tristin Crane.
Tristin Crane.
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By Anonymous Coward
Sep 25, 2002

Note to the complete moron who rebolted this route:

You drilled your new holes WAY too close the the existing holes (ie about 1/2 inch above). The new holes are starting to chip out at the bottom side, and are beginning to form fractures to the old holes. Please get a clue, and in the meantime hand over your drill to somebody who actually knows what they are doing. Your little action has only added bolt hole desecration to the rock, and could become a safety issue if people are whipping on the bolts.

By Anonymous Coward
Sep 25, 2002

Why did somebody rebolt this? I was on it just a few months ago and it seemed fine. I hope that the first bolt wasn't raised too. It is a hard enough reach already. I will be anxious to see this first hand. Whoever did this.....what was your reasoning? J/K.

Oct 26, 2002

Friday, Oct. 13,1995, Carrie soloed the first assent of Time Square (No Bolts), lowered down Suburbia, and retro bolted the last two bolt; she chopped the old 3" by 3/8" bolts with 4 1/2" by 1/2" bolts. The last bolt was moved to a better spot that has a small face crack line -wich circled the new bolt with a radius of about four inches. She looked at it yesterday and nothing has changed.Sense then, Robert has rebolted the lower bolts. He did not want to destroy this climb (like Heavey Weather, Unusual Weather, Jim Arete, and many other previous thrilling ventures have been), so he did replace the 3/8" by 3" bolts (he drilled by hand in 1988) with 4" by1/2" bolts to close; Thanks for the comments. There is only one bolt that does have a thin crack STARTING TO FORM from the mistake; Carrie and Robert WILL KEEP A EYE ON EVERY BOLT.Do me a favor, IF YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN ON A TRADITIONAL MISSION, PLEASE, DON'T PLASTER PLASTIC THOUGHTS OUTSIDE. I SPEND AT LEAST TWO HOURS REMOVING SHELLS AND BAD BLOCKS -WHILE PUTTING IN A NEW LINE WITH MY DAD; We have decided to stop describing each climb on line, because, two many scary insults are DICKTATING to many unseen dreams.

By Shane Z
From: Colorado
Dec 30, 2002

Good ledges to rest, shake out, and think for a minute. The moves are there with positive holds all the way to the top. This definitely kept the mind working and the feet edging.

By Carrie
Oct 3, 2003

FA: Bob & Carrie Robertson

By Michael Amato
Oct 18, 2004

Climbed this great route again on 10/16/04... awesome edges and ledges, and a thrilling finish!

By Anonymous Coward
Oct 19, 2004

Yeah, well you are a tool shed. And, on top of that, you're not even man enough to sign your name.

By Brandon Bogardus
From: Scottsdale, AZ
Mar 29, 2006

Best 5.10 in the area. Or at least I think so.

By Matt Price
Oct 9, 2007
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b

This is a great route, pretty consistent at the grade, with fun moves and lots of chances for a rest. Save some strength for the top! Making the 1st & 2nd clips could be substantially harder and more dangerous for a shorter person.

By Jesse Morehouse
From: CO
Jun 14, 2008
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b

I agree with Brandon & Matt, best 5.10 here? I have not climbed a better one yet. It only feels harder than 10b at the top because that sneaky pump catches up to you!

By Spencer Purvis
From: Golden, CO.
Apr 5, 2010

Long, Fun and spicy. The last bolt is sagging out of the rock and does not inspire confidence. However, fairly spaced bolts and semi-sustained climbing makes it a true gem!

By AaronInTheVan
From: Boulder
May 10, 2011

I went up this bad boy test piece of endurance for the first time the other day, was well on my way to onsighting, and then at about 75 feet some piece of work decided to beta bob the route to me from 75 feet below, but either way it was great. I will say, I'm 200lbs, I felt secure if a fall was needed, especially if I landed on the bloated CO Springs Asshole at the bottom.

By Hiro
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 21, 2012

Wow, this is the best sport route I've climbed in a long time! Small, sustained sub-piches, available but difficult moves for 5.10. Climb smart, climb hard, rest at the ledges. I wanted to lead it but was sketched by the bolts being so far apart and ledges to fall on....