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Adventure Kayak Trundle S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Beach Front T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bottom Side Down S,TR 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Clear Water Revival S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Evil S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Float Trip S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Flood Control S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Goin' Fishin' S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Grilled Trout S,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Human Rites S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Muddy Waters S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Old Man River S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Original Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Overflow S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Put In, The S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Right To Laugh S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Right to Life S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
River Dance S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
River Grill S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
River Jam S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
River Mild, The S,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
River Walk T,S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
River Wild, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Slacker S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Splash S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Take Me to the River S,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Up A Creek T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Viagra Falls S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Water Sports S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Water Sports Direct Start S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
White Water S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Tod Anderson, 1998
Page Views: 634 total, 3/month
Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Apr 2, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Seasonal Raptor Closures Details

Description

Splash starts off the ledge on the right side of the block. Squeeze behind the block to a belay anchor. Splash heads up the west face of the block and on to the main wall proper. Two clips and a thinish 5.11c/d move initiate the route and dust the crux. Jog left above the block and immediately jog back right to head up on more moderate terrain. A bit run out higher up, but the climbing eases back to 5.9. Good continuous climbing on largely fine rock that has been well bolted give the line two stars. Splash is route number 10 in Rolofson's guide to Clear Creek. Since it begins on the mid-level ledge, use one of the approach pitches. Starting up on Grilled Trout (#3, out of the water), lands you at the base of Splash without scrambling the ledge and makes for a logical two pitch climb.

Protection

QD only. This 70ft route needs 9 - 10 draws and something for the two bolt anchor at the top.

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Geoff U
Centennial, CO
  5.11c
Geoff U   Centennial, CO
  5.11c
Perhaps I did it wrong, but I found the roof to be the crux (11c), with the first two bolts not being too tricky (11a). Jun 2, 2014
blakeherrington
  5.11c
blakeherrington  
  5.11c
The two-bolt boulder problem (V1 if short?) is the crux of the climb. I didn't find any 5.11 past the first 15 feet. Jun 1, 2009
Alan is right. There is a second 5.11- crux about halfway up. Match on the sloper and then you gotta throw to a good (but sharp) hold. (It ripped the tip off my friend Brian's pinky). It is well worth it though to stick with it because the view from the anchors is absolutely beautiful in the afternoon sunlight (once again, only if you can block out the big rigs rolling by not too far away). There is some vegetation in the crack at the top, and please be mindful and leave it as you found it. Good route! I think that the crux can be made easier (perhaps) if you go out to the corner and do a couple tosses to slopers. They're good holds and definitely take away the "thinnish" nature of the crux (which actually is a) boulder problem. Aug 21, 2002