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Bloody Monday T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
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Electra Glide T,TR 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Type: TR
FA: Pat Ament, c. 1982.
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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 left side of a block, going up an easy crack. Move up and right across a face to an undercling, and then up a slot into an overhanging, left-facing dihedral. The move up is off an absolutely wicked 2-finger 1-digit finger jam.

Addendum: The flexing flake has gotten much worse over the years. Per Tony B, the flake has been cleaned off, making this much safer.

Protection

This route is best done on TR. A trad lead is possible, but not recommended. The crux of the climb would be difficult to protect. A bolt here would be a good addition to the route.

Eds. There is a new two bolt anchor on the left.

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Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
  5.9+ R
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
  5.9+ R
The flake has been cleaned. The remaining climb as left should be safe and protect-able. Have at it.
As well, the torn and mossy webbing anchor (which was crap) has been replaced with 2 bolts to the left that won't kill the tree and will serve as a top anchor for any of the routes there. Sep 2, 2015
Another fun TR from the Electra Glide anchors is the "Goof Roof", which lies between the two climbs. Not really worth wasting the metal on to establish it as an independent line, but there are super fun roof moves to a delicate slab which eventually joins the upper crack of E.G. at about 10+ to 11-. Aug 12, 2012
D. Shaw
5.10b/c R
D. Shaw  
5.10b/c R
June, 2010: Well worth trying on TR, but considerably harder than 9+, me thinks. I was looking and saw little opportunity for pro above the roof, with the exception of behind the tiny little flake, which as mentioned, moves when you pull on it. If you can get past that, there is a marginal slot above that that would take a piece, then the huge flake above that, which also moves when you put weight on it. I'd recommend just leading Electra-Glide then TR this from the tree, and even on TR this is quite a challenging "Yosemite-style" set of moves. Jun 22, 2010
Jay Eggleston
Denver
 
Jay Eggleston   Denver
 
This is a very worthwhile climb and easy to do after Electra Glide. The body positions on this climb are very unique. May 20, 2009
As Tony mentions, most/all of the gear in the upper crux section is placed in contact with a large, long flake or two that sound kind of hollow with the flake expanding possible. I thought one or two placements in the crux might have held a fall but still wouldn't want to test it out...

There are rap slings in the tree at the top of the climb to descend. Jul 17, 2005
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
  5.9+ R
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
  5.9+ R
The flake at the crux, which is your ONLY opportunity for pro has a 1/8 to 3/16 inch crack behind it, but flexes ~1/4 inch. If you were to fall on pro behind it you might turn a loose flake into a death flake (fall on you). There is good protection below the roof that would keep you off of the ground, so make sure you get it and then run it out a little- and be SURE you are solid at the grade. Jul 7, 2005
Note: This is climb #2 in the beta photo. The climb makes a reasonably well protected lead with bomber gear up to the roof and then small nut and microcam placements in the crux section. Jun 27, 2005