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Routes in West Buttress aka Comedy Wall

Comedy Works S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Divine Wind T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Far Side, The S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Night Stalker T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Practical Joke T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
True Comedian S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b

Description

This is the leftmost area on Blob Rock.

L->R:

A. The Far Side, 11+, 1p, bolts. Short face.
B. Comedy Works, 11-, 1p, 60', bolts.
C. True Comedian, 12, 1p, 70', bolts. Start on diamond-shaped face.
D. Practical Joke, 8, 1p, 70', bolts. Roof to slab.
E. Night Stalker, 9, 1p, 70', gear. LFC.
F. Divine Wind, 11, 1p, 80', gear. Crack to RFC.
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Getting There

Take the trail up to Blob Rock, and head up the hill to the left. Pass the Central Chimney and Dike Wall. You'll soon come to Divine Wind, a steep crack leading to a right-facing corner. The remaining routes lie uphill from here.

Per Mark Rolofson: the Comedy Wall is 100 feet uphill left of Divine Wind.

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The Comedy Wall is 100 feet uphill left of Divine Wind. Its rightmost route is Practical Joke. The striking overhanging arête left of this is Slap Stick (5.12c/d). I established most of the routes on the wall & named it the Comedy Wall. For complete information refer to my guidebook "Boulder Canyon Sport & Adventure Climber's Guide - Volume I". Mar 24, 2017
Dave Fiorucci
Boulder, Colorado
Dave Fiorucci   Boulder, Colorado
I was climbing in this area last Saturday, and had fun, there is a mixture of easy and hard climbs. I led Practical Joke and setup a top rope for True Comedian and climbed past the last three bolts for a quick challenge. Due to the angle of the finishing slab, it's not good for the rope if you are going to hang dog on it.

I don't see how this area could give sport climbing a bad name. There are 2/5 trad routes. I never saw a glued on hold. Oct 23, 2007

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