What If You're Not?
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This is a great beginner sport route on the left end of the rock. Climb huge huecos up the steep face. TR access is from the left end of the rock.
4 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor. 10 feet of slings will make it easier on your rope.
Todd in jugland ...
Katie getting her lead on...
Photo by Ryan of Matt. What If You're Not?_5.7. 4-...
Not what ? Hot!!! C-tina smiles after the ascent!!
Jules walkin' up huecos!
Roman's first visit to the Flatirons for climbing!
Well done!!! Julie Mearckle enjoys the steep stuff...
|Comments on What If You're Not?
|By Guy H.|
From: Fort Collins CO
Aug 28, 2001
The hangers on the top of this route seem to appear and disappear. Just a heads up if you are leading this climb.
|By Joe McManus|
Oct 1, 2001
Fun easy lead, the toughest part is the first 10 feet. If you set it up as a TR just watch for the tons of poison ivy all around the back of the anchor area.
|By Sharon Sadleir Vaughan|
May 9, 2002
The 5.7 leader might want to consider this a serious route, as we didn't put in many bolts. Not really a true "sport" climb. It is a fun jug haul if you don't mind the runout. Also, sorry for the spinner bolt anchor. It was the first (only?) bolt I ever drilled.
|By Joe Keyser|
From: Scottsdale, AZ
Jul 1, 2002
For a bolted route, I felt this was done nicely. Nothing hard about it, but, it is really fun! HUGE jugs up a slightly overhanging face. Two bolts at the anchor, both seemed just fine, easy walk off. Other good climbs at this crag as well... The east face of Der [Zerkle] is closed, but, the climbs on this side are still open.
|By Leo Paik|
From: Westminster, Colorado
Jul 25, 2002
You can make this not s-rated by adding a #4 Camalot placed at a diagonal between the 1st and 2nd bolt. A very good route!
|By George Bell|
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 5, 2003
There are currently a pair of yellow tape X's at the top of this route, apparently indicating some new bolts are to be placed? This is a fun route, reminiscent of indoor jug hauls. Four bolts are not a lot, but it still felt pretty safe.
|By shad O'Neel|
Oct 26, 2003
If this is the grade you lead, I'm sure this route will provide extreme satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment, The ground could become reality clipping bolt 2. However, this seems to be one of the most fun 5.7s ever. The bolts are very well placed, and the climbing is giggly all the way to the top. The balancy crux somes early on, then just pure fun.
|By David A. Turner|
Sep 16, 2004
The anchor on this route has been replaced with modern lowering bolts, and has been moved so there is no longer any rope drag over the edge.
|By nick moeckel|
Jul 26, 2007
A really fun route, delicate for 5.7 right off the bat and then a steep jug-haul to the top. Heading up the east face and then hitting this on your way back is a good time.
|By Matt Schaning|
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 28, 2008
Beware of the hornet nest 1 foot to the right of the anchors!
|By Ben Burnett|
Nov 7, 2009
I wouldn't say "beginning sport lead" given the fall potential if you're unfamiliar with leading. Bring a few cams and it might be a good for a beginner Mixed leader though.
Aug 4, 2011
Probably not a good choice for a beginner to lead. Groundfall potential going to 2nd bolt, fairly steep and would be pumpy for a 5.7 climber. Fun route, though.