Type: Sport
FA: Rick Leitner, 2000
Page Views: 582 total · 3/month
Shared By: Jeff Lockyer on Sep 17, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Seasonal Closure - 2018 Update Details

Description

This is located on the "Surprising Crag - South Face". Locate the route 'The Touch' and find the route to its immediate left. An obvious, small roof and layback flake are apparent from the ground. Climb to the ledge (unprotected) and clip the first 2 bolts before moving over the roof, layback the flake and get some high feet to crank the roof. From here, climb past 3 more bolts to the anchors (5.9). It is a nice route, although the difficulty doesn't last long (3 seconds...). The grade is also a little high perhaps more like 11b/c ??

Protection

6 bolts - 2 bolt anchor.

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Richard M. Wright
Lakewood, CO
Richard M. Wright   Lakewood, CO
Jeff, we jumped on this 11/12/01 and I thought it was 5.11d for the squeeze needed to get the right foot in place. Nov 13, 2001
The flake is a pretty sweet move. Probably not a 5.12a though. Sep 4, 2002
JVonD
Longmont, CO
JVonD   Longmont, CO
I climbed it, and I can't climb 5.12. The ratings in the whole area seemed off a little. Probably 5.11-. May 5, 2003
Fun climb! Who cares if you think it's overrated! Jul 17, 2003
I climbed this a couple years ago, and I only rarely climb 11a. Apr 8, 2005
Clint Ballard
Greeley, CO
  5.11c
Clint Ballard   Greeley, CO
  5.11c
You people make me laugh, come on 11-/11a? Aug 22, 2008
Mike Tsuji
Boulder, CO
Mike Tsuji   Boulder, CO
Easy climbing with one tough move, 11b. Dec 1, 2009
Pat Kelly
Boulder, CO
Pat Kelly   Boulder, CO
Totally reach dependent, this felt like 10+ for me...I do NOT onsight 11s this easily. Jan 3, 2012
Larry Shaw
Boulder, CO
 
Larry Shaw   Boulder, CO
 
One move wonder over the small overhang easier climbing before and after. Aug 21, 2017
Josh LaMar
Boulder, CO
  5.12b
Josh LaMar   Boulder, CO
  5.12b
Beta? The left foot jib is so tiny. This might be a shoe-dependent route. Has anyone tried it with a high, far left foot dropknee? Nov 11, 2017