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Ambush S 
Blood Brothers S 
Broken Arrow S 
But for a Silver Bullet ...  T 
Comanche Warrior S 
Cornered S 
Cornered to Blood Brothers S 
Dead Raccoon Crack T,TR 
Exit Stage Left T 
Funhouse Chimney TR 
General Cluster's Last Stance T 
Hunting Party S 
In a Pinch aka Genie T,TR 
KeeMoSabe S 
Leaning Aid Crack T 
Little Bear S,TR 
Living the Dream T,S 
Lone Ranger, The T 
Love, Honor, and Belay T,S 
Rawhide S 
Route 166 T,TR 
Scout Route TR 
Sneak Attack S 
Tom Thumb T 
Tonto S 
Triple Mantle, The TR 
Unknown Roof Route T 
War Path S 
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YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Tom Woods and Lora Woods, 5/7/09.
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Tom Woods on May 13, 2009

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Tonto is a new sport route just left of KeeMoSabe. Although short, it has varied and interesting climbing all the way up.

Start at a blunt arete about 5' left of KeeMoSabe. Climb the slabby arete and step left to a water groove. Layback past an overhanging slot (crux), continue up a groove and step right to the anchor. Lower from hooks.


5' left of KeeMoSabe, at a slabby arete.


8 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor with lowering hooks.

Photos of Tonto Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Lora Woods starting up the slabby arete. Tom Woods...
Lora Woods starting up the slabby arete. Tom Woods...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tom Woods on the slabby arete at the start.  Lora ...
Tom Woods on the slabby arete at the start. Lora ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Ken Grobaski at the crux.
Ken Grobaski at the crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up from the base of Tonto.
Looking up from the base of Tonto.

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By Scott McMahon
From: Boulder, CO
May 30, 2009

Wow...only 2009? Well placed crux bolts, bit of a grovel to pull through. Nice climb overall.
By Greg Speer
From: Fort Collins, CO
May 10, 2010
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

This is a very neat, short climb. I tried it on lead first but couldn't solve the crux. Then as I watched my partner Debbie enter the crux, it became obvious that laying back on the little mini arete in the slot was the key. I suggested this to Deb and she sent although probably more due to her ability and persistence than my advice. I then did on toprope. The crux is a cool little offwidth. Left side in. A little heel-toe action comes in handy too.
By Nathan Welton
From: Estes Park, CO
Mar 10, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Weird climb and weird bolting. Why is there a lead bolt 2 feet below the anchor?

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