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YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Richard Rossiter and Gail Effron
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Submitted By: Ray Snead on Jan 1, 2002

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The "sheer bolted face" mentioned in the "Another Unknown" (actually Dominator) description is a feature called The Clipboard. This is the middle of three routes. Left is a harder clip-up, and right is a finger crack with one bolt (Stigmata).

The climbing is thin and devious, and it is a real struggle not to grovel right to the Stigmata crack. Nose to the bolts, it seems very stiff indeed. A TR can be easily set after doing Stigmata.


5 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.

Photos of The Clipboard Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: It's a slab but it's not easy!
It's a slab but it's not easy!
Rock Climbing Photo: Trying not to use the crack for the right foot. Th...
Trying not to use the crack for the right foot. Th...
Rock Climbing Photo: Clipboard
BETA PHOTO: Clipboard
Rock Climbing Photo: Marga Powell cruising up The Clipboard.  The crux ...
Marga Powell cruising up The Clipboard. The crux ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Midway up.
Midway up.

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By S. Kimball
Sep 26, 2002

Although a sustained climb with excellent and varied holds, it is not 5.11c, possibly 5.10+ or 5.11-. The left hand Clipboard line is closer to 5.11c.
By Chris Archer
Oct 20, 2003
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

A pretty good short route, but not 11c. Significantly easier than the 11c to the right (Strange Science?)
By Craig Quincy
Dec 9, 2003
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

This is a nice face climb, but isn't harder than 5.11a.
By Paul Hassett
From: Aurora CO
Aug 8, 2004
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Just did this route today, and have done a bunch of routes up at this crag. I am not sure if the folks claiming .11a stayed in the "Stigmata" crack for a while longer, but I tried to stay left, or true to the bolts, and found the moves quite consistent for the grade. While small holds are not really my forte, I can usually onsight this grade, and had a hard time even with the redpoint. Then again, could be a reach thing.
By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Jul 22, 2005
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

11c... as in FM on the Elephant's?
Harder than Aerospace in Eldo?
Nah... 11a. It is simila to 'The Scientist' at Plotinus, a climb which I would have upgraded against consensus.

This is thin face climbing on excellent (or better) rock and if it were a full pitch long (3 times longer than it is) it would be a bona-fide classic, but as it stands it has to be listed as simply 40' of the best rock around...a measured compliment.
By Ben Cassedy
From: Denver, CO
Sep 18, 2010
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

I'd call it 11b straight up the bolt line. Great movement and exciting finish right before the mantle.
By Andrew Shoemaker
From: Olympia, WA
Jun 17, 2011
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

I found this route to be much easier than Strange Science down on middle wall...even if you stay true to the bolt line. I stayed left and straight up the bolts and it felt like .11b to me.

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