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All The Way T 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Angle of the Dangle T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Assume the Position T,TR 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Beginning, The T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Birch Tree Crack T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Blow-up T,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Chimney's End T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Condolences T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Congratulations T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Creation Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
D.L.F.A T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Dog, The TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Dyslexia TR 5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
End Of The End, The TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
End, The T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Evelyn Bites The Crust TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
F4 Ledges T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Flake Route T,TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Golden Ledges T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Hourglass T,TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Hourglass Direct TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Ironmongers T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Ironmongers Super Direct T,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Lethe T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Lower Diagonal T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Modern Art TR 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Pedestal, The T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Pete's Lament TR 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Pine Box T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Rich and Famous TR 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Sometime Crack T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sometime Direct T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Sometimes Left Side TR 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Sometimes Right T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Stretcher, The TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Sweatshop T,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Upper Diagonal T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Welfare Line TR 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
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Type: TR, 40 ft
FA: ??
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Shared By: Chad Berger on Aug 8, 2002
Admins: Burt Lindquist, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE

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Description

The Stretcher starts about 10 feet right of Birch Tree Crack. First 10 feet is easy then it throws you the goods right away. From a large ledge about 10 feet up move left through a couple of difficult moves with not so good feet. Don't worry, there is a thank god hold just a few moves later. If you can finesse your way straight up, that's in the 10B range, otherwise follow the ledges right, then up. Remember, the pump clock is ticking, you better get movin'. A classic route that is harder for the short person. I'm 5'9" and a few of those holds have me pretty stretched out.

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You can do this route off of a rope set up on Birch Tree crack.
Tradiban  
 
Less than a year in ColoRADo and you already want to bolt everything? Figures. Nov 26, 2012
Andy Hansen
Longmont, Colorado
  5.9
Andy Hansen   Longmont, Colorado
  5.9
If bolting ever happens at DL this should be the first to get em! So good, would be a great lead. Nov 21, 2012
Tradiban  
 
Yep, gear was crap, it was a glorified free solo. It was very secure for me at 6ft but I could see someone shorter having to use the bad holds and risk a fall on to gear that would surely pull. Mar 18, 2009
Zachary
  5.10-
Zachary  
  5.10-
I thought this route was going to be a gimme (i'm 6 ft tall), it wasn't... i had to work for it hard, but yeah stellar line. Sep 7, 2008
Steve Sangdahl
eldo sprngs,co
Steve Sangdahl   eldo sprngs,co
rich,this is one of the many times i wish i could produce a picture from my twisted mind and examine it.I envision you doing this trailing a rope and dale was there too. weird Mar 23, 2005
I never led the route but I did solo it in the early 80's Mar 17, 2005
I'll second the Scott Stewart story. You can also get a stopper behind the first Thank God hold but I'd hate to break it off.

Scott also did the first lead of The End with mostly a backpack full of beer and several sleeping bags covering the spike for gear. Apr 23, 2003
Tom Anderson-Brown
Madison, WI
5.9+
Tom Anderson-Brown   Madison, WI
5.9+


I'd call this a 5.9+. Compare this with Sometime Crack (5.10a) and it seems easy. Or maybe I just can't climb overhanging jam cracks. Oct 1, 2002
Actually I believe Scott Stewerd lead this way back when on a couple of tied of knifeblades "just for show" Sep 11, 2002
Steve Sangdahl
eldo sprngs,co
Steve Sangdahl   eldo sprngs,co
i beleive the first lead of this was by Rich Bechler and steve sangdahl circa 1980. Aug 9, 2002