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Where's Ron 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Bob D & Greg Hand, 3/22/2010
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Greg Hand on Mar 22, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: The crux area, at about the second visible bolt.

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Description 

We waited for Ron, but he never showed up!

Solo up easy rock to first bolt where the rock steepens. Follow the right-facing dihedral. Move at 3rd bolt might be harder for short people. After 4th bolt, follow easy rock (to the left of the bush) and up then right to the anchors for Release the Kraken.

Location 

Begin as for Tinnitus and aim for the right-facing dihedral just right of the Tinnitus line of bolts.

Protection 

4 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor. This uses the same anchor as Release the Kraken.


Photos of Where's Ron Slideshow Add Photo
Hannah Colorado getting out.
Hannah Colorado getting out.
Small slab routes.
Small slab routes.
Leo finishing the crux section on Where's Ron.
Leo finishing the crux section on Where's Ron.
Kevin just below the crux section.
Kevin just below the crux section.

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By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Apr 23, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Some pretty good climbing in the middle but a little less great up high and down low.
Also, the grade is pretty high considering. It felt 5.9 or maybe 10a. I can't give it 10c for sure, because my benchmarks are Tagger, Grandmother's Challenge, Outer Space, etc....
By Ivan Rezucha
From: Fort Collins, CO
Jan 16, 2011
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Of the routes on this lower right wall of Bihedral, I enjoyed this the most despite the somewhat chossy rock. It climbed like a trad climb and felt a bit airy. We traversed left to the Tinnitus anchors rather than scrambling way up right to the Release the Kraaken anchors.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Dec 2, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I thought this was true to its 10c rating. I agree with Tony that it is not as hard as some of the Eldo 10cs, but for Boulder Canyon, I think it is rated about right. The crux is really short, but it is a fairly difficult move.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Feb 28, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I did this route again today with a partner, not solo, and it seemed easier. Maybe 10a.