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Crystal Cat S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Grizabella S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Gumby Cat S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Gus S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Jellicle Cats S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Lesser of Two Evils S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
MacCavity S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Mr. Mistoffeles S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mungajerry S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Nasty Kat S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Old Deuteronomy S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Overflow Direct S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pussy , The S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Rum Tum Tugger S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Rumple Teaser S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Skimbleshanks S 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Summer Fling S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Thinning the Herd S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Unknown T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: Richard Wright and Anna Brandenburg-Schroeder, 1997
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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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Open according to a Jeff CO ranger Details
Seasonal Raptor Closures Details

Description

This has a fun start and an average and long finish. Turn the roof (look for a large jug up and to the left), then continue up the slab.

Location

This is the second line from the left.

Protection

10 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor.

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Philip DeFraties
Golden, CO
Philip DeFraties   Golden, CO
Completely disagree with the crux being the first pull over the roof, it's incredibly easy/fun. The crux is about halfway up before the crystals when you hit a blank section on the slab. I had to do a weird side press on a barely there sloper into a high foot then reach to bad holds. The rest cruises. Jul 5, 2017
Hansen Wendlandt
  5.10b
Hansen Wendlandt  
  5.10b
Watch out for the cactus just over the anchors. Aug 8, 2015
Jay Eggleston
Denver
  5.10a/b
Jay Eggleston   Denver
  5.10a/b
This is a fun route! The beginning crux is very short and is over quickly. I have to agree with the comments above about how "neat" the crystals are on the upper face. Apr 25, 2014
Clinton woods
arvada, co
  5.10-
Clinton woods   arvada, co
  5.10-
Fun strong start, great slabby end. Feb 16, 2014
Bawdy B
Denver, CO
 
Bawdy B   Denver, CO
 
I took the beta photo!
Anywway, first move is definitely the hardest part, though I'm 5'5 and didn't find it too difficult. Crystals are amazing. Nov 10, 2013
Top Rope Hero
Was Estes Park, now homeless
  5.9+
Top Rope Hero   Was Estes Park, now homeless
  5.9+
I've heard tell the "10" crux of this climb is the opening move above the first bolt (the rest goes at pleasant 5.9, with opportunities for rest). I'm tall (6') and have a three-inch ape index, so didn't find this move to be harder than a spicy nine.

But I've also heard tell that I was doin' it "wrong" by ascending right of the bolt, not left.

Take it as you like it, fun times are in store for all those interested. Apr 5, 2010
This route is super cool. The roof at the bottom is lots of fun, nicely complementing the thin moves at the top. Lots of fun. Mar 18, 2004
TBD
TBD  
I thought this was the most enjoyable climb of the area. Fun start, cool crystal formations above. May 14, 2002
A fun 2-pitch outing can be had by combining this with the end of skimbleshanks. Just top out on Old Deuteronomy and step about 15ft. left on a grassy ledge to the upper portion of Skimbleshanks. -Mike. Apr 23, 2002