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Routes in The Coliseum

Apollo Reed S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
BC S 5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Journeyman S 5.14b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b
Mercy Seat, The S 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Metz Hill Parking S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Obitchuary S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Pod S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Reckless Abandon S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Still Life S 5.14b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b
Super Pod S 5.14d 9a 35 XI 36 E10 7c
Surfer Rosa S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Tobacco Road S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
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Elevation: 1,644 ft
GPS: 38.241, -80.846 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ladd on Jul 6, 2007
Admins: Pnelson, Ladd, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones
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Description [Suggest Change]

This area is the hard-body hangout.

If you can climb mid 5.12 come on over and try out Reckless Abandon (5.12b) and Tobacco Road (5.12a); they are the warm-ups.

If you can climb 5.13 bring a patient partner and be prepared to hangdog your way up Apollo Reed (5.13a) or Pod (5.13b)

If you want a 5.14? Check out Quarryman, Still Life, or the hardest route in the area, Superpod. There are still a few unsent mega-hard projects here too.

And for the rest of the non-mutants, there is also an awesome not-crowded swimming area right where the Reckless Abandon belay ledge is.

Getting There [Suggest Change]

From the ladders follow the cliffline to climber's left past Gun Wall and you will find yourself under a large roof system, welcome.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Coliseum

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 86
Reckless Abandon
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 69
Tobacco Road
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 8
Obitchuary
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 65
Apollo Reed
Sport
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 17
The Mercy Seat
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 24
Pod
Sport
5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
 4
BC
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Reckless Abandon
 86
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Tobacco Road
 69
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Obitchuary
 8
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Apollo Reed
 65
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
The Mercy Seat
 17
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
Pod
 24
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
BC
 4
5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c Sport
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