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Adrenalyzer T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b X
Bad Manners T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Brain Cloud aka Shadow Arete S,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Brain Dead Ted TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Broken Arrow S,TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Cliff Hanger S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Dan's Line aka Restless Heart S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Dan's Manners S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Fatal Attraction T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b X
Feeding Frenzy S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Good Man Dan S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
How Rebolting aka Butt Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Left Behind T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Major Bolt Achievement (MBA) S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Mandela aka Leaning Pillar T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Milk Dud, The T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a V-easy 3
Mini Me S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Minor Trad Achievement T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Mournful Mullet T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Nader T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
No Manners aka Hodat T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
Oblivious T,TR 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Over The Top aka Unknown bolt line S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Shadow of a Hangdog (aka Fat Fingers) T,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Shark Attack! or Shark Infested Waters T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Sick Minds Think Alike T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Spike S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Stoney Middleton T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Table Manners S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Twenty Something Arete T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b V0- 4- R
Wazup? aka Buchanan T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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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

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