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The Good Stuff 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Brian Shelton, Mike Heinrichs, Stewart Green
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Submitted By: Brian Collins on Jul 6, 2008

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Dave with a key left foot at the crux.

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Easy climbing with some interesting moves to headwall (more of a bulge)... then a simple walk up past final bolt to anchors. Climb up a series of steps to and past bolt 2. For the easiest line, begin traversing right at bolt 3 and then go staight up and over using some large diagonal ledges.


Right side of a large tree on the base trail of Whale (route # 17 in Stewart Green's book). The tree is the first big one left of the landmark thin pine.


6 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.

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Laura leading the Good Stuff.  Photo by Ben.
Laura leading the Good Stuff. Photo by Ben.

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By Jim Gloeckler
From: Denver, Colo.
Mar 16, 2010

If you are not worried about ratings or the lack of difficulty, this climb is just fun!! Do it and enjoy yourself for the 5 min. it takes to reach the anchors.
By Leo Paik
From: Westminster, Colorado
Mar 2, 2011

This route seemed a bit sandy. A toothbrush might come in handy.
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