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Black Slide S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Chinook S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Darys' Crack T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Emerald Epitaph S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
High Flyer TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
No Wimp Situation S,TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Playing Hookie S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Problem Child S,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Professor Plum With The Candlestick In The Conservatory S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Pulling the Flake T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Silmarillion S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Tag aka Push Start S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Type: Sport
FA: Tom Hnason, Scott Sills, 1995
Page Views: 579 total, 3/month
Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Aug 31, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Around the corner and right of Professor Plum... is a four bolt route that ascends an overhanging wall in a corner. This is Silmarillion, and it is a pumpy task on cobbles and pockets. For some reason, this line seemed very insecure, perhaps because nearly every move is 5.11, reachy, pumpy, and on a steep wall. It is an excellent addition by the CWC headline team.

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Quickdraws and a rope.

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Geoff U
Centennial, CO
  5.11b
Geoff U   Centennial, CO
  5.11b
I'm guessing some holds broke below the first bolt (there are several scars) as the entry moves are closer to 5.12, but then the remainder of the route is 5.11-. I just stickclipped and pulled up to the large hueco, as I had no interest in falling into the tree behind me. The part above is great, and this route would get 3 stars if the first 10 feet didn't suck. Dec 12, 2016
chris deulen
Castle Rock
  5.11b
chris deulen   Castle Rock
  5.11b
Watch out for the trees. Some trail maintenance would be in good order. Wish I lived closer. Oct 7, 2006
tobias Nitschke   CO
 
This is a three-star route in my book--a great sport route, and a bit burly for the rating. Jan 17, 2004
ROC
Englewood, CO
ROC   Englewood, CO
This is now one of my favorite routes in CWC. Excellent, bouldery start on slopey crimps. Nice jugs to pull the roof and easy climbing on the headwall to the anchors. Did this on top rope. Haven't been able to link the whole thing, but was able to work all of the moves the first time on the route. Got shut down on the roof. Now I got the beta and am just waiting to go back to send the sucka. The start is a bit intimidating and very committing as it has a horrible landing.*** Sep 28, 2003