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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 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c 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 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 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
Type: Sport, 45 ft
FA: Tod Anderson, Richard Wright, 5/91
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Shared By: Ben Mottinger on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This is a stout route with very tricky balance. The first bolt may be pre-clipped on the ledge to the right of the route. Start right below the arete and move up the obvious holds on the left face. The crux is finding the proper footholds that will allow you to transfer from a very crimpy lieback to a large flake. Technically difficult and rather small holds--the first bolt is well-placed for a fall.

Protection

4 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.

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Ben Cassedy
Denver, CO
  5.11a
Ben Cassedy   Denver, CO
  5.11a
Kinda contrived. The placement of the 4th bolt forces you to step right into the little alcove, whereas the natural path of least resistance would be to exit up the much easier slab above the 3rd bolt (although admittedly that would have lowered the difficulty by several grades).

With that said, the move going right into the alcove was tricky, balancy, and sorta fun at least on TR. Tried it on lead and chickened out. Of course, I thought I was getting on a 10a haha, based off of the old guidebook. I think I'm gonna go ahead and splurge for the new one.... May 2, 2010
FA - May 1991. Jul 15, 2008
Michael J Yarros
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Michael J Yarros   Colorado Springs, CO
 
This is a nice steep route, although short. I started (top-rope) on the ledge to the right, next time I'll try off the bottom of the arete. This route is right in front of a large boulder sitting on the trail. The anchor at the top is spread out, so be prepared to extend the anchor, normal draws are too short. Jul 6, 2006
Guppy  
This is one of my favorite climbs in this area. The first time I attempted this climb, my friend started it and couldn't finish. So I was going to finish it for him, but when I ate through the move he was stuck on, I realized that I didn't have any draws on my loops. Tough luck, I never did that again. Apr 28, 2003