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The Perfect 10 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 35'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Michael Komarnitsky on Jan 1, 2001
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Description 

This is a fun route with some neat moves but a little overrated. Follow the short bolt line to the left of a small prow or bulge. (On the bulge is a single rusty hanger to rusty chains.) Between bolts 1 and 2, swing to the right a bit, then traverse across a ledge left. Juggy pockets from here out make it easy.


Protection 

A TR can be achieved by walking further west and gaining the top of the cliff through easier means. 4 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor (shared with Not).



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Relaxed on The Perfect Ten.
Relaxed on The Perfect Ten.
Maroon - Unknown. <br />Blue - The Perfect 10. <br />Light Green - Not. <br />Red - Risk of Injection. <br />Yellow - This Bolt's For You. <br />Forest - Mettle Detector. <br />Light Blue - Hand Crack.
BETA PHOTO: Maroon - Unknown.
Blue - The Perfect 10.
Light Gre...
This is the route I take when I climb this. Yes, the holds are big, but the feet completely disappear a couple times.
BETA PHOTO: This is the route I take when I climb this. Yes, t...
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By Old Fart aka Dave Bohn
Feb 13, 2002

Yes a VERY zig-zag route but 5.8 (maybe 8+) at most. I did repeat the route on top rope climbing the bolt line absolutely straight up, and it's a great tip shredding 11d/12a.

By Joshua Lewis
Mar 14, 2002

We had fun running up this as a timed event. Ended up getting it down to about 35-40 seconds on toprope. Good warmup pump.

By Caleb Phillips
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 8, 2009

Pretty dumb. Totally agree with Dave on this one. "Not" is a much better climb.

By Doug Redosh
Nov 27, 2009
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a

I disagree with the above comments. Great rock, and improbable looking at first, with great holds appearing when you want them. So what is wrong with zig-zagging? The new guidebook gives this 3 stars and I would agree.

By Ben Cassedy
From: Denver, CO
May 2, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

Did this one yesterday absolutely convinced we were getting on a 5.8 route going into it (we were going by the old guidebook...). Got done and we were all convinced it was a 5.8. Huge, improbable jugs the whole way. Couldn't believe it was listed as 10a on here. I suppose the start could warrant an 8+ or 9, but I'm with Old Fart on this one.

Other than that, yes it does zigzag (had to downclimb after trying to go straight up where everyone else apparently traversed). But it was a really fun little route on a nice, clean looking piece of rock. Made for a great warmup.

By Dave Clark 5.10
From: Golden, CO
Nov 6, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a

I like this route, but I understand the variation in opinions on it. You can make it anywhere from a low 5.9 to a high 5.11, depending on whether you do the wide zig-zag or go straight up the bolt line. Staying left of the bolt line all the way up may warrant the published 5.10 rating. It's all good fun.

By gordwah
From: colorado
Jan 15, 2012
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b R

Whoever says this is under 5.10, you are a sandbagger. I thought this one was a little runout and hard for 5.10a.

By immunizer
Dec 24, 2012
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

Which way is up? To me, going right seemed like 5.9+ while going left was closer to the 5.10a that Haas and Schneider give it (and it follows the line in their photo a bit better). Straight up the middle and it's exactly as Dave describes: tip-shredding 5.11+ (which I didn't quite manage today). My partner gave it 5.10 on the right, which is where most of the chalk is. In any event, it's a nice little route, if a bit indirect.

[edit to add: ]
As for runout: it is a bit. The second bolt is a groundfall if you blow it, but that's true for much of Table it seems. And much of climbing in general. So don't blow it. As the old climbers say: if you wimp, you reverse. At least, the old climbers who are still alive say that.

By teece303
From: Highlands Ranch, CO
Jan 10, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

I love this route, not sure why. Partly because it was my first lead at Table years ago. For me, all of the hard climbing seems to be well protected, and it is solid 10a if you zig-zag (right, left, up, right).

By teece303
From: Highlands Ranch, CO
Apr 25, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

The more I think about this route and climb it, I think that it is a great line that is very poorly bolted. The line I climb is 10a, and I love it, but getting to a couple of the clips from said line is very annoying (especially clip 4, which was placed by a tall person who thinks everyone is tall).