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The Captain 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Brian Shelton and Mark Tjaden
Season: Anytime
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Submitted By: Jim Gloeckler on Nov 7, 2006

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Around the 1st bolt, the rock is a bit slick and s...

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Thin smearing leading to some nice edges. Brief crux close to the 1st bolt, then settles down to 5.8 climbing for a bit leading to easier climbing at the top!


This lies about 20' North of the top of the trail to the Whale; right between First Mate, 10b, and Finnacle, 5.8.


5 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor (nicely bolted).

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Rock Climbing Photo: On the thin edges of the Captain.
On the thin edges of the Captain.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bruce Vollmer on the Captain.
Bruce Vollmer on the Captain.

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By Cody E
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Feb 4, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Solid anchors atop this fun climb.
By Arlo F Niederer
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Nov 9, 2015
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

Thin moves by the second and fourth bolts.

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