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YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Schmausser / Anderson
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Bill Schmausser on May 27, 2007
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Josh at the top of Waterslide.


Farthest left route on the Water Dome. Start by stepping left to gain the first bolt, then easy climbing up to a chain belay.



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By Rich F.
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 20, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

Route makes a backward "J" and goes up a water groove. It is well protected, but a little "thin" in a few places. Worth climbing, though. Anchors with rap rings looked good in June, 2010.

By mountainmicah83
From: Colorado Springs
Jun 21, 2010
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a

Feet. Feet. Feet. Great route. Arguably a couple of 5.9 moves in the lower half though.

By Joshua Kaiser
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 28, 2010

The "J" shape kinda takes you out over the water, making this route feel a little more exposed. It's exhilarating!