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Routes in Upper East Face

Blind Trust T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
DH1? T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Enlightenment, The S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Grey Elk's Big Rack T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Long Live Rock T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Mile High Comic Crack T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Nighthawk T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Saturday Treat T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Schizofrantic T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Ticket, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Vicious Rumors T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Young and the Rackless, The S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Description

Upper East Face is the steep wall on the right side of East Blob Rock.

It has some great, harder routes like Schizofrantic (11b), The Ticket (12a), and The Enlightenment (13b). It also has the most popular multi-pitch sport climb in Boulder Canyon, The Young and the Rackless (9).

Routes from left to right:

above A. Unknown, 12+?, bolts.
A. The Young and the Rackless, 9, 2-4p, 300', bolts.
B. DH1?, 9+, 4p, 300', bolts & gear.
C. Blind Trust, 10, 1p, 60', gear.
D. Grey Elk's Big Rack, 11- PG-13, 3p, gear & bolts.
E. Nighthawk, 10-, gear.
F. Mile High Comic Crack, 12-, gear.
G. Shock Therapy?, 12-
H. The Enlightenment, 13, bolts.
I. Schizofrantic, 11b, bolts + gear.
J. Saturday Treat, 8+, 1p, 90', gear.
K. Vicious Rumors, 11, 1p, 100', gear & bolts.
L. The Ticket, 12-, bolts.
M. Long Live Rock, 11-, 100', gear.
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Getting There

Take the trail to Blob Rock. Head right and down below Blob Slab, then cut up the gully on the right side of East Blob. The Young and the Rackless starts by a dead tree; the other routes lie up the gully from there.

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Kevin Pula
Denver
Kevin Pula   Denver
What is the bolted line above the second pitch on The Young and the Rackless? It is a long pitch, 12+ bolts, that goes left from just above the 2nd anchors. Starts about 40 feet left, not really walkable from the 2nd anchors, have to rap in from the 3rd anchors. Heads up some bulges then straight up the steep headwall that is perfectly flat about 20 yards west (uphill) of TYATR. Seemed like 12+ to me, couldn't find it on MP at all. Didn't get to the top, two bolts short but seemed like the nothing was above it, definitely nothing was bolted below it; we had to rap to a ledge and walk climber's left to the first anchors of TYATR. Anyone know? Nov 17, 2013

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