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Routes in The Cornerstone

Assault of the Earth S,TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Forgiven, The S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Good Book, The S,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Mustard Seed, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Repo Man S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Victory in de Feet S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Type: Sport
FA: Chris Alber, 1998
Page Views: 839 total · 4/month
Shared By: Jeff Lockyer on Sep 12, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is the second route from the left end of The Cornerstone.

Head up the slab to a little roof (possible to clip 1st bolt to the left), and pull through using an undercling and small right hand seam which leads to a jug by the 4th bolt. Continue on easy terrain to a 2 bolt anchor, up and left (shared with the 5.9/10 route to the left).


6 bolts / 2 bolt anchor with rap rings.


Kevin Neilson
Kevin Neilson   Boulder
I'm with Bubbster on this one. He usually downgrades everything, so if he says the move is 5.12, it surely is at least that. I've tried this several times, and I can't even figure out what the move is supposed to be, and like Tony says, it's not just a single move but a couple of hard moves until you get to a jug. The feet just seem non-existent. It's bolted close enough to French-free through the crux if you finally give in. Jun 28, 2014
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
Try it when it is humid out. Felt like 5.12 to me and my partner then.... Triple clutching and deadpointing onto slippery slopers.

Maybe the 'jug' is gone? I sure went off of some small stuff and had a series of moves rather than 1 move. Had more trouble with this thing than other 12s I've been on lately, but you could wander way off route and make it very easy. The whole cliff if pretty packed in and contrived. May 15, 2008
I know Boulder Canyon grades are soft, but this route is stretching it a bit. It definitely has one tricky move, but that doesn't make for a 12a. Like almost all of the newer Boulder Canyon sport climbs, let's knock it down two grades. That would be a bit more honest. Jul 25, 2003
Joe Collins  
Barely one star. Jun 3, 2003
Sort of a one move wonder. Oct 2, 2002