Type: Sport
FA: Alan Nelson and 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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This is one of the more obvious lines on the rock. Climb up the obvious seam/dihedral just right of Merry Men. Everyone seems to climb the crux a bit differently, which makes this a fun yet strenous route. Be easy on yourself and find the no-hands rest just past the crux.


Standard sport rack. Follow six bolts to a shared two bolt anchor with Merry Men. Again, the bolts on the anchor are about a yard apart.


Leo Paik
Westminster, Colorado
Leo Paik   Westminster, Colorado  
Great route. Well worth the effort. Packs a couple of punches. Save some juice for the end. Mar 5, 2002
Correction... Prince of Thieves is route #3 and Robbin' the Hood is #2in the above photo. Jul 8, 2002
Aron Quiter
Oakland, CA
Aron Quiter   Oakland, CA  
Fun route. Worth the effort, you can find some good swings if you fall! Aug 26, 2002
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
Best route at the crag. You can make it power, but you can make it gymnastics and save the strength. Fun either way. One key foot looks like it will be gone some day soon, which might add a crux.

One of the most enjoyable sport climbs I've done in a long time.

5.11b. I didn't think it's at the top end of 5.11. Aug 7, 2003
M. Morley
Sacramento, CA
M. Morley   Sacramento, CA  
With the exception of Prince of Theives, I found this to be significantly harder and sustained than any of the other routes at Sherwood Forest. Oct 29, 2003
tom selleck  
Best route at the crag. Jul 6, 2007
Paul Hunnicutt
Boulder, CO
Paul Hunnicutt   Boulder, CO
Great route. If you don't enjoy sustained, balancey, tenuous climbing then this might not be for you. Found it hard to onsight...not too hard to TR second go. Excellent practice for your technique and footwork. Jul 2, 2008
David A. Turner
David A. Turner  
Combining Robbin' the Hood with the upper section of Prince of Thieves creates a four star 5.11. Bring a shoulder runner for the first bolt at the break to delete rope drag. Aug 10, 2009
Don LaMoureaux
Denver, Co
Don LaMoureaux   Denver, Co
I was taken to task on this route today ... yowsaa Jul 23, 2012
Dwight Jugornot
Arvada, Co.
Dwight Jugornot   Arvada, Co.
There seems to be two main ways to run this route: 11a if you step out left, 11c/d if you work the entire arete. If you work the arete (seems like THE route), this rig is amazing and unique. The arete is fabulous and made this one of my favorite 11s in BoCan. Jun 1, 2017