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Al & Mike's Frosty Little Adventure T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Baby Beeper S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Chillin' and Drillin' S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Chimney Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Chubsy T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Daddy Dwarf S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Delegate, The S,TR 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Doctor Not Recommended TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
GrĂ¼ T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Handcrack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Jim's Myrtle Spurge TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Little Green Apples S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mama Midget S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mark Hamill's Face aka Jack Palance's Push-ups S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mettle Detector T,TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
My Big Red Catcher's Mitt S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Not S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Perfect 10, The S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Purposefully Put In T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Risk of Injection S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R
Rope Trick S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Scraping The Barrel T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Serendipity T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Sinister Minister TR 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Stupid Human Trick T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Table Trash T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
This Bolt's For You S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
This Bone's For You S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Tim's Stupid Hat TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Uncle Shorty T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Unknown T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Unknown F T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Type: Sport, TR, 35 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Michael Komarnitsky on Dec 31, 2000 with updates from Jay Eggleston
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Rim Rock Trail Closure Details


This is a fun route with some neat moves but a little overrated. Follow the short bolt line to the left of a small prow or bulge. (On the bulge [was] a single rusty hanger to rusty chains. The bolts have been replaced, and the anchor has hooks.) Between bolts 1 and 2, swing to the right a bit, then traverse across a ledge left. Juggy pockets from here out make it easy.


A TR can be achieved by walking further west and gaining the top of the cliff through easier means. Clip 4 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor (shared with Not) - now with hooks.


Yes a VERY zig-zag route but 5.8 (maybe 8+) at most. I did repeat the route on top rope climbing the bolt line absolutely straight up, and it's a great tip shredding 11d/12a. Feb 13, 2002
We had fun running up this as a timed event. Ended up getting it down to about 35-40 seconds on toprope. Good warmup pump. Mar 14, 2002
Caleb Phillips
Boulder, CO
Caleb Phillips   Boulder, CO
Pretty dumb. Totally agree with Dave on this one. "Not" is a much better climb. Aug 8, 2009
Doug Redosh
Golden, CO
Doug Redosh   Golden, CO
I disagree with the above comments. Great rock, and improbable looking at first, with great holds appearing when you want them. So what is wrong with zig-zagging? The new guidebook gives this 3 stars and I would agree. Nov 27, 2009
Ben Cassedy
Denver, CO
Ben Cassedy   Denver, CO
Did this one yesterday absolutely convinced we were getting on a 5.8 route going into it (we were going by the old guidebook...). Got done and we were all convinced it was a 5.8. Huge, improbable jugs the whole way. Couldn't believe it was listed as 10a on here. I suppose the start could warrant an 8+ or 9, but I'm with Old Fart on this one.

Other than that, yes it does zigzag (had to downclimb after trying to go straight up where everyone else apparently traversed). But it was a really fun little route on a nice, clean looking piece of rock. Made for a great warmup. May 2, 2010
Dave Clark 5.10
Golden, CO
Dave Clark 5.10   Golden, CO
I like this route, but I understand the variation in opinions on it. You can make it anywhere from a low 5.9 to a high 5.11, depending on whether you do the wide zig-zag or go straight up the bolt line. Staying left of the bolt line all the way up may warrant the published 5.10 rating. It's all good fun. Nov 6, 2010
  5.10d R
gordwah   colorado
  5.10d R
Whoever says this is under 5.10, you are a sandbagger. I thought this one was a little runout and hard for 5.10a. Jan 15, 2012
Which way is up? To me, going right seemed like 5.9+ while going left was closer to the 5.10a that Haas and Schneider give it (and it follows the line in their photo a bit better). Straight up the middle and it's exactly as Dave describes: tip-shredding 5.11+ (which I didn't quite manage today). My partner gave it 5.10 on the right, which is where most of the chalk is. In any event, it's a nice little route, if a bit indirect.

[edit to add: ]
As for runout: it is a bit. The second bolt is a groundfall if you blow it, but that's true for much of Table it seems. And much of climbing in general. So don't blow it. As the old climbers say: if you wimp, you reverse. At least, the old climbers who are still alive say that. Dec 24, 2012
Highlands Ranch, CO
teece303   Highlands Ranch, CO
I love this route, not sure why. Partly because it was my first lead at Table years ago. For me, all of the hard climbing seems to be well protected, and it is solid 10a if you zig-zag (right, left, up, right). Jan 10, 2013
Highlands Ranch, CO
teece303   Highlands Ranch, CO
The more I think about this route and climb it, I think that it is a great line that is very poorly bolted. The line I climb is 10a, and I love it, but getting to a couple of the clips from said line is very annoying (especially clip 4, which was placed by a tall person who thinks everyone is tall). Apr 25, 2013
Keith W
Keith W  
Solid 10a. Bolt line was a bit odd. However, you can get the clip before committing fully to any hard moves. The topout was the best part IMO. Nov 20, 2017
Mark Roth
Mark Roth   Boulder
The bolts on this were replaced today. The anchor had already been updated with stainless. It now has hooks.
Thanks to the ASCA for supplying the hardware. Apr 2, 2018

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