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Anti-viral T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Ark, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Axis of Weasels T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Baggins' Blunt Arete T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Big Dihedral T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bolted Line S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Brown Cloud ArĂȘte S,TR 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Bullet The Brown Cloud S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Chimney T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Christmas Night T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Crack T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Crack (2 left of Interface) T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Crack (right of Interface) T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Crack/Chimney T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Deck Chairs on the Titanic S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Interface Arete TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Interface aka Slab Left S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Iraqi Road T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
John Adams' Adams Apple T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Kid's Climb S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Killian's Dead T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Louise S,TR 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Louise Arete TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
New River Gorge Homesick Blues S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Of Sound Mind and Body T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
Old Roof Route aka Lemons, Limes, and Tangerines S,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pee Into the Wind T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Pee on Dee S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pee on Me T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Protection From the Virus S,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Punkin Puss & Mushmouse aka Bow of the Titanic S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Retro-Crack T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Right of Interface T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Solo Route aka Life Raft TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Tenacious S,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Thelma S,TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Thick Crust T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Tiny Face T,TR 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Tiny Pillar TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Top Rope Face (aka Rising Passion) S,TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Unknown Crack T,TR 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Unknown Crack (Right of The Virus) T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Unknown Route S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Unknown left of Left Slab T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Variation to The Virus T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Virus, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Volobee (aka Jolobee) S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Wide Crack T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Windy Days S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Ypsilon T,TR 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Type: Sport, TR, 45 ft
FA: Ed Ash, Julie, and Charlie
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Shared By: Michael Komarnitsky on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Start on the right face of a slab with a fun roof about 15 feet off the ground. Work up towards the right corner, up and over onto the ledge. Stay on the face, and work the crimp moves (crux). Move straight up; you're finished when you can reach into the large crack on the right side.

Note, over the years, this route has become quite polished in places, but the polish factor is reduced during cooler months of the year.

Protection

4 (now 6) bolts to a 2 chain anchor.

Originally, this route was led with gear and 1 bolt. Then, another bolt was added, then 2 more. Recently, 2 more bolts were added.
Brian Carver
Boulder, Co
Brian Carver   Boulder, Co
This is the greasiest rock I have ever touched. Put a hand towel in your chalkbag, and wear crampons. Mar 30, 2017
Cody Goldberg
Lakewood, Colorado
Cody Goldberg   Lakewood, Colorado
Bolt 4's hanger spins, but it is a super fun route. Mar 10, 2017
Taketaketaketaketake ....take
Colorado Springs
  5.8
Taketaketaketaketake ....take   Colorado Springs
  5.8
Awesome climb! Most of the moderate ratings at the cliffs felt just a wee bit stout (cough cough, old school, cough cough, sandbagged) to me, this route being no exception, but don't let that deter you from climbing this one. Very fun movements and one of the better routes I've climbed here. I dunno about the greasiness, didn't feel too bad to me, but that's probably because I did it in February in 60 degree weather, warmer days might be a different story. Mar 10, 2016
Andrew Locke
Louisville, CO
  5.9
Andrew Locke   Louisville, CO
  5.9
I'm sure this route was great when it wasn't so greasy. The moves are interesting, and the roof is fun. That said, having done several 10s in Boulder Cnyon, this thing feels much harder than 5.8, and the greasy holds made it a less than stellar climb. Jun 3, 2014
William Thiry
Lakewood, CO
  5.9-
William Thiry   Lakewood, CO
  5.9-
This may have been 5.8 when the holds weren't greasy. Good climb, but it's closer to 5.9 now. Sep 23, 2013
Choss Boss
Barrre, VT
5.8+
Choss Boss   Barrre, VT
5.8+
5.8+ only because of how freaking slimy this thing is.... Aug 23, 2010
Ben Cassedy
Denver, CO
  5.8+
Ben Cassedy   Denver, CO
  5.8+
Fun little route. Greasy though. May 4, 2010
HansF
Jackson, WY
 
HansF   Jackson, WY
 
Bolt 3 is spinning pretty heavily. Until someone tightens it, I'd be cautious of placing too much weight on it. Other than that great route! Lots of fun and variety. May 25, 2009
mikejohnson1 Johnson
Essex Junction, VT
  5.8
mikejohnson1 Johnson   Essex Junction, VT
  5.8
Excellent route for the grade. Thought it was stout for 5.8. Feb 8, 2009
colin tuck
Moab
colin tuck   Moab
I am not sure about the above mentioned possibility of a PG13 rating. Did this climb today, and if my memory serves, there were bolts about every four feet and the first clip was not hard. I thought it was one of the more overprotected routes I've done. Pretty stiff for an 8, but too soft for a 9. Dec 28, 2008
J. Fox
Black Hawk, CO
 
J. Fox   Black Hawk, CO
 
This was the first route I ever climbed on rock. October 2006 I did it on TR. This past week, 10/15/08 I came back to try it again on lead. It was my sixth route of the day and I couldn't get past the face moves beyond the roof. The route is slicker than snot on ice and I took my first leaders fall right before the last bolt. I'm glad to know this is an .8+/.9- route. I felt kinda lame falling on it but I'd climbed an .8, .7+ and a .10a just before this. Oh well, next time I'll try and lead it first! Oct 17, 2008
Ken Trout
Golden, CO
  5.8+
Ken Trout   Golden, CO
  5.8+
I had this incorrectly named as "Old Unnamed Roof Route" in the Old R&I topo. FIRST ASCENT, 1990: ED ASH, CHARLIE, AND JULIE. I'll get Julie's last name in ASAP. Charlie, are you out there?

Lemons, Limes, and Tangerines was originally done on natural gear. Ed, Julie, and Charlie also put up Brain Cloud, another one of Table's better routes.

To me, the moves are not much easier than Hair City or West Buttress and I love slippery! For those not familiar, both Eldo routes were rated 5.8 in High Over Boulder and are now rated solid 5.9. Leading Lemons, Limes, and Tangerines in the style of the first ascent feels a lot harder than 5.8 too! Jan 5, 2008
Bryan Wilson
Littleton, CO
Bryan Wilson   Littleton, CO
"You're finished when you can reach into the large crack on the right side"

Ss this the general consensus on the route? The very top (to the bolts) isn't part of this one as a 5.8+? Oct 20, 2007
Jimn Seiler
North Platte, NE
 
Jimn Seiler   North Platte, NE
 
Mid way up on this route the holds are like soap dishes in the shower. Insane how slick it was, I could see this being a good route but until myself or someone else gets a brush and gets that chalk off the holds I would only give this route one star. There was so much chalk my shoes were slipping off holds. Aug 19, 2007
jparvis
Lakewood
jparvis   Lakewood
I think Lemons, Limes, and Tangerines is much easier if you're taller and/or have a long reach. I climbed this on top-rope. Compared to my wife (5'6" but often smoother than me on the rock), I (6'2") had a much easier time reaching up and pulling through the meager sections. If you're tall, this may feel a bit easier than the 5.8+ suggested. I write this for beginners like myself --- this is a fun route and well worth your attention; nice, varied moves. (Of course I can't speak to leading it... I haven't [can't yet]). Apr 23, 2007
Ian Welch
Denver, CO
  5.8+ PG13
Ian Welch   Denver, CO
  5.8+ PG13
The holds on this route where really gunked up and slippery. I'm sure it's from all the traffic this route sees. Head over to Windy days or Deck Chairs for some better routes. Oct 5, 2006
Ryan Bibler
MT
  5.9-
Ryan Bibler   MT
  5.9-
I think 5.8 is a little stiff, I've run into trouble just above the roof move. May 1, 2006
Michael J Yarros
Colorado Springs, CO
  5.8+
Michael J Yarros   Colorado Springs, CO
  5.8+
This is a nice route. Oct 6, 2004
Nothing much to say except that this is a fun climb with a nice little roof near the bottom and some fun face climbing at the top. Good combo. The first clip isn't as runout as it looks. It's high but easy to get to. I think the 5.8+ grade is about right by NTM standards. Jul 1, 2004
Richard M. Wright
Lakewood, CO
Richard M. Wright   Lakewood, CO
"The Virus" may be the cheeziest 5.12 on the planet. Jan 10, 2004
Route # 5 in the picture is The Virus 12a*. It actually has 4 bolts (I think) with the hard climbing well protected. Crux is early. -JM Jan 6, 2004