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FA: Alan Nelson
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Shared By: Alan Nelson on Mar 16, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Rim Rock Trail Closure Details

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WARNING: THIS PROBLEM WILL KILL YOU IF YOU SCREW UP! To the right of Adrenalyzer is a leaning obelisk sitting on a ledge. It looks like a good push on the backside will launch it into the houses down the hill. On the overhanging south side is a line of jugs separated by big reaches. The thought of climbing those jugs raises the spectre of pulling the obelisk over on top of yourself and being crushed like a bug. The line is obvious, compelling and terrifying. Even if the obelisk stays put, the moves are hard and committing, the ground a long way away from the crux (at the top), and the landing nonexistent as the hillside drops away. This is no place for posers or wannabees. The rush of pulling over the top is indescribable, but the consequences of failure will leave you puking in the bushes. My advice: JUST SAY NO!

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Jason Haas
G1 Climbing + Fitness
  5.10
Jason Haas   G1 Climbing + Fitness
  5.10
Alan, have you ever thought about a career in writing? This is some amazing prose. I like the part about leaving a person puking after climbing it. I most likely would have walked on by this thing if not for your inticing route description. Despite that, I am 6' tall and could grab the top of the block from the opening pedestal. I thought it could be no harder than V0 for tall people and V1 if you are under 5.5 and not nearly as dangerous or scary as indicated from the description. The block is not in danger of tipping over. Feb 16, 2008
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
  5.10- X
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
  5.10- X
Not that hard, not that dangerous. I did it based on the book description (Haas) rather than this one. I thought it was low 5.10, if that. It's pretty positive holds and not tricky. Short people might have a different experience. Jan 18, 2011