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Turbo Charged, Inter-Cooled Meat Machine 

YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Brian Mullin
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Submitted By: Jesse Ryan on May 4, 2001
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Ok, strange name, good climb. Left-most route on Bulge Wall. Starts two climbs left and below belay ledge with tree. Felt like 10a so I compromised with Van Horn's rating of 10c/d at 10b. Fun climbing on positive holds, some of the moves are reachy.


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7 bolts to 2 bolt anchor.



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At the jug right before the crux moves to the left.
At the jug right before the crux moves to the left...
Me.  Photo by Jason.
Me. Photo by Jason.
C. Love at the top.
C. Love at the top.
Climbing the moves above what we consider the crux of TCICMM.
Climbing the moves above what we consider the crux...
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By Chris Cavallaro
Jul 27, 2001

Great route, but a little soft. Try LOVE PUMP 10b/c which is to the right of turbo, and is the righmost route starting from a ledge.

By Anonymous Coward
Nov 12, 2002

In Stewart Green's guide this was called "easy" 10a. I agree.

By Guy H.
From: Fort Collins CO
Sep 28, 2003
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b

There is only one or two tricky moves up high on the route, while the rest is 5.9 climbing on big holds.

By Edward Jenner
Jun 4, 2004

I know I'm in the minority, but for some reason I had trouble with this climb and found it harder than other 10b's or The Big Chill. It only has one crux section of a couple of moves, but I always feel scrunched up, then have to match on a long reach which feels like I'm going to peel off of. I guess it just exposes my weeknesses, although I'll play the 'height card' and say it's easier for short people!

By Kyle Judson
From: Colorado
Jul 18, 2011

Bouldery start and tricky to clip the 2nd bolt. Watch out for wasps.

By Peter Swank
From: Boulder, CO
May 21, 2012
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b

Good set of sequence moves at the crux, but everything is there.

By dancesatmoonrise
Dec 15, 2012
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

Always pretty much agreed with Mark's 10a/b rating (1990 guidebook) but have seen a lot of better climbers having considerable trouble on it.

Personally, I enjoy the route. Great warm-up.