Type: Sport
FA: Brian Mullin
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Shared By: Jesse Ryan on May 3, 2001 with improvements by JFM
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Ok, this route has a strange name, but it is a good climb. It is the left-most route on Bulge Wall. It starts two climbs left and below belay ledge with tree. It has fun climbing on positive holds, some of the moves are reachy.

It felt like 10a, so I compromised with Van Horn's rating of 10c/d at 10b.


7 bolts to 2 bolt anchor.


Great route, but a little soft. Try LOVE PUMP 10b/c which is to the right of turbo, and is the righmost route starting from a ledge. Jul 27, 2001
In Stewart Green's guide this was called "easy" 10a. I agree. Nov 12, 2002
Guy H.
Fort Collins CO
Guy H.   Fort Collins CO
There is only one or two tricky moves up high on the route, while the rest is 5.9 climbing on big holds. Sep 28, 2003
I know I'm in the minority, but for some reason I had trouble with this climb and found it harder than other 10b's or The Big Chill. It only has one crux section of a couple of moves, but I always feel scrunched up, then have to match on a long reach which feels like I'm going to peel off of. I guess it just exposes my weeknesses, although I'll play the 'height card' and say it's easier for short people! Jun 4, 2004
Kyle Judson
Kyle Judson   Colorado
Bouldery start and tricky to clip the 2nd bolt. Watch out for wasps. Jul 18, 2011
Peter Swank
Edinburgh, UK
Peter Swank   Edinburgh, UK
Good set of sequence moves at the crux, but everything is there. May 21, 2012
Always pretty much agreed with Mark's 10a/b rating (1990 guidebook) but have seen a lot of better climbers having considerable trouble on it.

Personally, I enjoy the route. Great warm-up. Dec 15, 2012
Derek Young
Denver, CO
Derek Young   Denver, CO
I think a hold broke off... or... we all climbed it incorrectly with different ways of approaching the crux. Definitely harder than (and not as good as) "Love Pump" (in our opinions). Oct 8, 2017
Nate Gehrke
  5.10d PG13
Nate Gehrke  
  5.10d PG13
I definitely think a hold broke off in the mid-section. The downturned and thin 2 finger pocket move is for sure a 10+/11-. The top section to the anchor I don't believe is 10a also. Be careful with the start, the first clip is quite high. Sep 23, 2018
John W
Estes Park
John W   Estes Park
Just did Blackman's Burden before this route (benchmark 10c), and the crux on this felt just as hard or even harder. Polished holds in the sun didn't help of course. Before and after the crux is 5.9. Let me be more clear, this is not 10-. Sep 27, 2018
Adam Block
Colorado Springs, CO
Adam Block   Colorado Springs, CO
First time on; totally agree the traverse left on slimy holds felt 10d/11a. Came back and found all the best holds on the crux of this had no chalk or grease on them. Avoid that tempestuous jug up right after the shake halfway, and you'll find this feels more 5.10 again. Feb 2, 2019