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Virgin Bolters 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Craig Smith, Brian Shelton, Kit Nordeen
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Submitted By: Phil Lauffen on Jun 25, 2008

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Nan leading Virgin Bolters.

Reopened after flood damage! MORE INFO >>>


The crux is after last (fourth) bolt. This line has clean face climbing up till then.


This climb lies on the West side of canyon. Go past the lake, past the trail to Whale's Tail, and then go right up a trail to concrete steps and to a wall. Clamber along the base of the cliff. It is located to the left of Tempest Toast.


4 bolts. 2 bolt anchor.

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By Steve Knapp
From: Highlands Ranch, CO
Sep 25, 2008
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

This is a nice short route with a tough crux. I had to grab a finger pocket and pull up mainly from that. Enjoyable.
By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 30, 2010
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

Fun but too durn short.

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