Type: Sport
FA: Richard Wright
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Shared By: Quinn Stevens on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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In my opinion, this is the best route at Sherwood. Fire through the dynamic crux between the second and third bolt and then try not to get too pumped as you work the crack up to the overhang. Once at the overhang, sit down and relax. Then continue to the top through another tricky 5.11 section. 3 stars


A longer sport route. 11 bolts to a two bolt anchor.


One of the few worth visiting on this crag. Fun, fun, fun. Use the feet Luke..... Dec 20, 2001
Quinn Stevens
Denver, CO
Quinn Stevens   Denver, CO
Although I still feel this is the best route on the wall, in retrospect 3 stars may be a little much. Isn't as good as say, Tell-Tale Heart. Mar 7, 2002
It's a slab. Of course you were scared...... Mar 25, 2002
Correction...Robbin' the Hood is route #2 and Prince of Thieves is #3 in the above photo. Jul 8, 2002
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
If you are tall and have long arms, the crux goes static. Nice route in general, 3rd bolt is easiest to clip at the waist.

Two stars. I've been on significantly cooler sport routes.

Maybe 12a? Aug 7, 2003
Joe Collins
Joe Collins  
Pretty hard, devious, boulder problem. Aug 19, 2003
Certainly the best route that I tired in this area. Powerful crux on marginal feet. Fun 5.11 climbing above. Aug 25, 2003
If this route is 12b and the beautiful arete at upper Animal World is 12b then we got a problem. Either way, a fun route that is not in the least bit dynamic (and I'm only 5'10''). Use the good feet through the crux. Jul 9, 2004
Kevin Neilson
Kevin Neilson   Boulder
I'd grant this route three stars. It's got a great sequency crux down low, a fairly sustained middle, and a pumpy finish. I really had to work out the crux. The feet are key. Tony's advice is useful: don't clip bolt 3 until it's at your waist. Clipping from the sloper ledge below it will just burn you out. Be sure to get a nice rest at the ledge under the roof, because the last part is pretty pumpy. The fin at the top isn't that great; try to layback it. Sep 1, 2009
ChanVan Schaack
Denver, CO
ChanVan Schaack   Denver, CO
I can't believe this route only gets two stars in the book! In my opinion, one of the best 12b's in the Canyon - bullet rock, cool moves, and pretty long by Bocan standards. Go do it! Sep 2, 2011
Curt MacNeill
Boulder, CO
Curt MacNeill   Boulder, CO
This route is great. Just made a trip up to Sherwood Forest and certainly didn't expect the climb to be this good. For sure a classic with a great boulder problem down low and then fun climbing and somewhat of a long route for BoCo. Do it! Jul 10, 2012
Andy Hansen
Longmont, CO
Andy Hansen   Longmont, CO
Pretty great route and the best at this crag. This would even be worth doing if you climb it at 5.11 C0, because even the climbing above the crux is pleasant.

I can see how some folks call this 5.12a. It seems as though this crag has a lot of contrivances and climbing about 10' right of the 2nd bolt, and then working back left to the 3rd bolt would put it at 12a and make it certainly less static than the 12b way.

Either way, it's a good route worth doing and feels pretty right on for the 12b grade going directly up from the 2nd bolt. Aug 10, 2017
Nederland, CO
NWNINJA   Nederland, CO
Best route in the area for sure, so glad I did it! I would say this is pretty classic for BoCan. Like an upside-down Tell-Tale Heart. Aug 19, 2017