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Assault of the Earth S,TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Forgiven, The S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Good Book, The S,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Mustard Seed, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Repo Man S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Victory in de Feet S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: R. Leinter, 8/98
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Shared By: Barry Gereb on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Begin on the first route on the right side of the cliff below a dihedral. Begin on the arete and enjoy some tricky but well-protected 5.8+ moves to a slabby dihedral. Lower off 50' to descend.


5 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor. Quickdraws.


Jeff Lockyer
Canmore, AB
Jeff Lockyer   Canmore, AB
A very nice beginner lead, easier if you start the route on the arete (right) it may make it easier to get to the dihdral. Other than this a very straightforward route, with enjoyable climbing throughout. Have fun... I give this 3 stars. Sep 13, 2001
Aron Quiter
Oakland, CA
Aron Quiter   Oakland, CA  
I agree that this is a great route for beginners, and it's also a pretty good warmup route for an 5.8. Sep 6, 2002
Enjoyable climb. May 8, 2003
Parker, Colorado
DavidHH   Parker, Colorado
I have to disagree with everyone. I thought this route was terrible. Jun 10, 2006
Lizette Pena
Boulder, CO
Lizette Pena   Boulder, CO
I disagree with the comment that this is a good beginner lead. The start of the route was a bit sketchy, and I did not feel secure and was just following it. I don't recommend this as a beginner lead. Aug 13, 2006
Gary Schmidt
Boulder, CO
Gary Schmidt   Boulder, CO
Have to agree with Liz here. I have led many 5.8s and found this one to be pretty sporty for 5.8 (guess that's why there is a plus sign after it in the guidebooks). I actually found it more challenging than the supposed 5.9/5.10 climb on the left side. The climb is safe, though, because it is well bolted; so, have at it, but imho would be challenging for a newer 5.8 leader. But hey, everyone has different strengths and likes. An enjoyable, if short, climb. Aug 13, 2006
Matt Pierce
Denver, CO
Matt Pierce   Denver, CO
I agree that this isn't a great BEGINNER lead, but it's a fun route for those beginners looking to push themselves a little. And it's pretty short and well bolted. All the bolts are in great shape as of yesterday. Oct 22, 2012
A. Bandos
Broomfield, CO
A. Bandos   Broomfield, CO
Fun and very well protected, but the rock is a little tricky to read. I would not recommend this to the new 5.8 leader. Sep 7, 2014

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