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Routes in The Stone Cafe

Gruel Shoes S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Reach for the Sky... Cafe T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Rock Lobster T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Stone Soup T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Thanks a Latte' T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Yin Pin (aka Stonefish) S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Description

Secluded outcrop that faces west-northwest. Lies just downhill to the northwest of of the left side of Sky Cafe.

L-R:

A. Stone Soup, 9+, 1p, 55', gear.
B. Thanks a Latte', 6, 1p, 45', gear.
C. Rock Lobster, 10-, 1p, 65', gear & bolts.
D. Reach for the Sky... Cafe, 10+, 1p, 80', gear.
E. Yin Pin (aka Stonefish), 10+, 1p, 80', bolts.
F. Gruel Shoes, 8, 1p, 65', bolts +/- gear.
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Getting There

Approach as for the Sky Cafe. Go left, down vegetated north-facing slope that is just west of the Sky Cafe.

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Whoever opened this area and routes is welcome to provide names and details. Your work is appreciated. If you are disappointed that it is publicized, I suggest that advertising it with bolts is counterproductive. At least the bolts are painted gray and are relatively unobtrusive. Jan 4, 2013
In spring 2012, I did a bunch of routes at the Sky Cafe with Mike Endicott. From near its NW corner, I noticed a bolted anchor just below. Further investigation revealed a nice outcrop displaying bolts, anchors, and clean splitters. On June 12, 2012, I returned with my wife, Jeana, and Mike and led six routes on what I will call the Stone Cafe.

Thanks a Latte' and Gruel Shoes are the only routes lacking big areas of slippery lichen encrustations. Although countless bolted lines have been heavily brushed in Boulder Canyon and elsewhere, lichen is part of the rock's beauty, is natural, and doesn't have to be removed. Jan 4, 2013

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