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Boulder Slips T,TR 
Brand New Bosch S 
Colorado Senior Open T,S 
Edges and Ledges S 
Family Guy T,S 
La Lune S 
Minutia T 
Minutia Arete TR 
My Way T,S 
Party Time! T,S 
Pumpkin Corner T 
Ride, The T,S 
Same As It Ever Was T,S 
Sunlight Arete S 
Threshold Variation T,TR 
Threshold, The T 
Throttle, The T,TR 
Useless One T,TR 
Where's Bob? T,S 

The Ride 

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

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Kent Lugbill & Greg Hand
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 620
Submitted By: Greg Hand on Oct 23, 2006

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  • Description 

    Begin with a boulder problem undercling to the crux at the first bolt. At the 2nd bolt, move slightly right to good holds and another shelf. Place the #3 Friend in a pod crack and a red Alien which leads to moderate face climbing past 3 bolts. Other gear can supplement between the first and third bolts.

    Location 

    30 feet right of Where's Bob just before a large pine tree. This is above the RTD "The Ride" sign.

    Protection 

    Five bolts to a 2-bolt anchor. 2 red & yellow Alien, #1.5, #2, #3 Friend. 2 long runners can be used for horns.


    Photos of The Ride Slideshow Add Photo
    Boulder Slips Route Overview <br /> <br />1. Edges and Ledges, 8, 8 bolts <br />2. Brand New Bosch, 9, 6 bolts <br />3. Party Time!, 9, 5 bolts & gear to 3.5" <br />4. Minutia, 8, gear to 3" <br />5. Minutia Arete, 9+, TR <br />6. Pumpkin Corner, 9, gear to 2" <br />7. La Lune, 12d, 5 bolts <br />8. Sunlight Arete, 10b, 5 bolts <br />9. The Throttle, 11 R, TR <br />10. Threshold Variation, 9+ R, TR <br />11. My Way, 9, 4 bolts & gear to 2" <br />12. Boulder Slips, 9 R, gear to 2" <br />13. Where's Bob?, 10, 5 bolts & 2 green Camalots <br />14. The Ride, 10b, 5 bolts & gear to 2"
    BETA PHOTO: Boulder Slips Route Overview 1. Edges and Ledges,...

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    By Ron Olsen
    From: Boulder, CO
    Oct 25, 2006
    rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

    A tough start to more moderate climbing. Place a good red Alien at the start and clip in short; the hardest moves are before the first bolt (pumpy and tricky laybacking.) The cracks in the middle of the pitch need more cleaning; bring a wire brush. Fun slab moves at the top.
    By Jay Eggleston
    From: Denver
    Jun 7, 2013
    rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

    I placed two pieces before the first bolt. The first was a #1 Friend and the second was a 0.5 Camalot. The first piece occupies a hand hold but inspires confidence.
    By Robert Scrivner
    From: Estes Park, Co
    May 17, 2014
    rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

    Pretty tough bouldering problem to start. Did it without any extra gear and ran it out about 30' to 3rd bolt. Easy climbing after that second bolt -- 5.8 or so.