Type: Trad, 100 ft Fixed Hardware (4)
FA: Andrea Azoff and Richard Rossiter, 1988
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Shared By: Kristo torgersen on May 14, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This excellent finish to Touch 'N' Go breaks off right at the ledge at half height and ascends the smooth face to the right of the Touch 'N' Go's upper section. Start as for Touch 'N' Go, going up and left below the initial overhang and straight up a right facing corner into a slot that turn into a nice finger crack to a ledge. this climbing is no harder than 5.8 and is very accepting of gear. Bolting for Glory goes up and right from the ledge.

The initial moves up to the first bolt are not too difficult, but can be intimidating with a ledge fall possible. Move up and right after the first bolt on smooth dark edges past two more bolts to a horizontal break (the 10a crux is just below this break and well protected by the bolt). Just above this break a handle grip formed by two interconnected huecos can be slung with a standard length runner. Move up and left past a fourth bolt to a leftward move around a bulging corner to finish at the Touch 'N' Go's anchors.

The route is great climbing on sweet edges and a great variation to the ever-popular Touch 'N' Go. Being south-facing and the rock dark colored in nature, the climb can get very hot during the summertime making the holds slicker than they have to be. It's best climbed in the fall or spring (or shade!).


Bring a standard rack for the first half of Touch 'N' Go, and then for the Bolting for Glory finish you will need 4 quickdraws (4 bolts) and several standard length runners for a slung hole and the bolt anchors.


Leo Paik
Westminster, Colorado
Leo Paik   Westminster, Colorado  
The holds are getting slicker as the years go by.... Mar 7, 2002
Ben Mottinger

Ben Mottinger    
A green (#2) Splitter cam is useful for the pull over the edge after the 4th bolt. Not necessary, but feels more secure.

The rating seems right for the crux at the 3rd bolt. Sep 19, 2002
Mike McKinnon
Golden, CO
Mike McKinnon   Golden, CO
Great route! The first bolt is spinning on its hanger! The rest are in good condition. Bring a sling to sling a hole between the fourth and fifth bolts. I was not sure how to finish the climb but I swung over the dihedral and joined Touch and Go [before the] bolts. Oct 27, 2003
Ashleigh Bilodeaux  
This route was great! The start is a little stiff, or at least it was for me, but over all it was good. Good crimps toward the top and lots of good route finding. I would recommed this at the route to take if trying to get to the first pitch of the naked edge. Jun 10, 2004
Chris Klinga
Chris Klinga  
This was a great route, it got me thinking more than most 10a's. Maybe thats just me though. The edges felt slick and not very secure but the moves are all at the 10a level, just intimidating. As for a crux I thought it wasn't definitivly at the 3rd bolt but throughout because of the lack of security in the footholds. Also, beware the first bolt hanger is loose and spinning. Jun 22, 2004
Brian Weinstein
Brian Weinstein  
Yeah, the first hanger is still loose but felt safe nonetheless. Really nice pitch and recommended for variety after P1 of Touch and Go. Sep 20, 2004
Excellent moves past four well placed bolts, though the polished and somewhat greasy holds made this feel a bit harder than 5.10a to me. The first hanger still spins. Nov 5, 2004
Bo Johnston
Bo Johnston  
I never saw a bolt after the hueco hole that you sling... I kinda climbed up and left to the anchors. Hmmm... Oct 17, 2005
Eric Goltz
Boulder, CO
Eric Goltz   Boulder, CO
Nice route, more direct than the second half of T&G, kind of slippery. There's definitely a bolt past the hueco. Nov 19, 2005
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
It is not getting any less slick. Time for an up-grade on the rating if it is a warm day. I soloed this thing in 1995 on my way up to The Naked Edge. These days I am more likely to fall off of this than The Edge itself. Jun 3, 2007
Alan Searcy
Pine, Colorado
Alan Searcy   Pine, Colorado
Yep, pretty slick in all the hard spots making it seem like one of the harder 10a's the other day. Mebbe someone's greasing up the holds with spray on Pam cooking oil. Replacing those twenty year old bolts would probably be timely. If the first spinner blows, you will definitely eat the ledge, that would suck. Jun 7, 2007
Paul Hunnicutt
Boulder, CO
Paul Hunnicutt   Boulder, CO
Yes it's still slippery. Weird to be clipping bolts in Eldo. Fun, short route. Sep 9, 2007
Ken Cangi
Eldorado Springs, CO
Ken Cangi   Eldorado Springs, CO
This route was slippery the first time I did it in 1991, and feels the same every time since. 10a feels spot on. Every route feels harder in the sun. Oct 14, 2007
mtoensing   Boulder
This route consists of 4 SMC bolts. I think that the hardware could be upgraded and should be upgraded. May 1, 2012
Steve Annecone
Steve Annecone   boulder
Matt, please feel free to submit an app to the Park and replace those old bolts. The system relies on people like you to get those bolts upgraded, and the routes that could use it are endless. May 1, 2012
Hardware replaced 6/14/2012 - 4.75" x 0.5" Powers 5-piece + Fixe hangers. Go git 'r done. Jan 7, 2013
Stainless steel? Jan 7, 2013
Plated 5-piece Powers with SS hangers. Will go back up there and replace the PS with SS sometime in 2013. It sounds like the PS/SS mix should have a pretty long lifetime, but I'd rather get it right sooner. Jan 7, 2013
Mark Oveson
Louisville, Colorado
Mark Oveson   Louisville, Colorado
The new bolts are great, Mike. Many thanks.

I agree the holds are slick but felt OK this morning. Get on it early. Aug 1, 2014
Ed Krejcik
Broomfield, CO
Ed Krejcik   Broomfield, CO
Did not feel at all slippery on this perfect October day. Glad I finally got on it. Been wanting to for a while. Oct 10, 2015