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Routes in The Highlands aka Highlander

Air Head S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Big Man On Campus S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Blue Sky Mining S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Burning Chrome S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Dirt Me S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
Drop Zone S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Gear Head T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Get A Life T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Get Insurance T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Get a Job S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Herb-A-Med-Veg-A-Matic S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Highlander S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Job Review S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Job Security S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Leap of Faith S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Learning to Crawl S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lord of the Rings S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Micro Chip S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Neo-Quasi Bugaloo S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Not One Of Us S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Outsider, The S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Peer 42 S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Peer Bastard S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Peer Pressure S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Peer Review S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Red Tag Hag S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Resume S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Smack That Bitch Up S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Stiff Upper Lip S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Tarzan S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
White Whale, The S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Wind Machine S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
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Type: Sport, 100 ft Fixed Hardware (13)
FA: Richard Wright, 1994
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Shared By: Nate Weitzel on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is the better of the two 10s on this wall. Interesting climbing leads to an exciting roof move. Not to worry, big holds keep the grade mellow.


11 bolts / 2 bolt anchor. Second clip may be tough for shorter people. Third bolted line on main slab right of the prominant dihedral crack. 85 foot pitch.
Richard M. Wright
Lakewood, CO
Richard M. Wright   Lakewood, CO
Ouch!!! I'm not sure if I should cringe from stupidity or blush with embarrasment. Ordinarily when putting up a line I make it a cardinal policy to remain on my jumars until I am completely off the pitch. On Learning to Crawl (Alan's name by right of rescue), I had finished placing all of the bolts but the first. For some reason, I was working out the first clip bouldering around the base. I had tested the rock for integrity and resistance to a downward pull, and in bouldering the move pulled a large block horizontally. Needless to say, as the block pulled, I pitched over backwards and jammed my foot between a small rock and the wall. This set up a rotating spin around the ankle, which sprained badly immediately. It swelled instantly to basketball size. I got my shirt off and tied it up as well as possible, abandoned the gear, and began the hobble back down. By the time I reached the base, I had fully sprained the other ankle. Thinking both were broken, I drove into the emergency room whereupon both ankles were X-rayed and casted. Having left all of my gear on the hill, I called Alan...who responded by humping around the hill in the dark, rapping down to the line, collecting all of my gear, and humping both loads back to the car. Not, however, before Anna (ABS) who had trucked me from the emergency room to the crag an hour so after Alan's departure, managed to give us both a scare by hiking up to the crag. This was before the trail was put in, and Alan I both figured her to pitch off the 3rd class ledge into the river, which she did not. Any lesson here? Nothing intelligent on my part, however, when things go wrong it is surprising how wrong they can go and how quickly. We may be climbing close to home, but we are still in the mountains and they still demand respect. I did not think I was being careless, but I was tired, and I paid little attention to the base and the potential consequences of a fall. It is amusing now because the consequences were not great, but all too often the outcome of our carelessness is far more serious. Aug 15, 2001
I thought this was a great sport route worthy of two stars, thanks for putting it up Richard.... Mar 2, 2002
Richard M. Wright
Lakewood, CO
Richard M. Wright   Lakewood, CO
Bryson - yeah,the pitch turned out okay. Now you can even jump off before the first bolt and not bust up your ankles!! Mar 2, 2002
Leo Paik
Westminster, Colorado
Leo Paik   Westminster, Colorado  
Better than a single star route IMHO. Fun. May 2, 2003
desbien   seattle,wa
I like this line a lot. Nov 10, 2007
Rob Westfall
Denver, CO
Rob Westfall   Denver, CO
Must be the legacy of Richard's adventure, but I found the climbing on the first two clips made me think the hardest (not saying much). Loved the roof feature. Fun route. Jul 18, 2009
Scott Thurnauer
Scott Thurnauer  
This was the first route we did on the wall today. It was a great warmup, well laid out, intuitive, fun, and scenic. A nice preview of other stuff in the area. Now that I read Richard's story of setting it, it's even better. Dec 19, 2010
John Tex
John Tex   Estes
Felt this was a 10a and NQB was 10c, although slab is not my style, and I felt the slab was much more difficult on NQB, hence the rating. Really fun route, but watch out for loose holds in the roof. I think all the flakes look a little sketchy, and a few are definitely loose and need to be knocked down. I was matched on one that had to weigh at minimum 25 pounds and was the best option in the roof before I noticed the faint X on it. I promptly moved around to the right. Be careful on this, and look carefully in the roof. Loose rock should be avoidable, and it shouldn't deter you from this route. Jul 11, 2013
B. Smith
Denver, CO
B. Smith   Denver, CO
I may have been off route, but this felt harder than 10a to me. I would have called it 10c, but I am not expert on rating. Any way, it was a lot of fun and a good challenge! Mar 5, 2014
Parker Wrozek
Denver, CO
Parker Wrozek   Denver, CO
It is great great route and really worth the hike up the hill. I would say it is a 10a with 3 stars of climbing. Easier than NQB but still pretty tough and fun. Oct 11, 2014

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