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Routes in The Risk Area

Al & Mike's Frosty Little Adventure T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Baby Beeper S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Chillin' and Drillin' S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Chimney Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Chubsy T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Daddy Dwarf S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Delegate, The S,TR 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Doctor Not Recommended TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
GrĂ¼ T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Handcrack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Jim's Myrtle Spurge TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Little Green Apples S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mama Midget S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mark Hamill's Face aka Jack Palance's Push-ups S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mettle Detector T,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
My Big Red Catcher's Mitt S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Not S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Perfect 10, The S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Purposefully Put In T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Risk of Injection S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a R
Rope Trick S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Scraping The Barrel T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Serendipity T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Sinister Minister TR 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Stupid Human Trick T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Table Trash T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
This Bolt's For You S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
This Bone's For You S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Tim's Stupid Hat TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Uncle Shorty T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Unknown T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Unknown F T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad, 45 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Alan Nelson on Mar 31, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Every climbing area needs a high-quality handcrack, but not every area is so blessed. This Golden Cliffs classic is hidden away at the far left end of the cliff, but it is worth the hike with a rack of gear. Located on the right wall of the large dihedral of "Chimney Route", it splits the wall all the way to the rim at plus or minus hand size. For convenience, and to minimize the erosive impacts of walking off the top of the cliff, a two bolt anchor with rings was installed in 2001. The anchor is accessible from the top, so there's no excuse not to toprope it even if you left the cams in the car.

Protection

Medium to large cams (#3.5 Camalot) to a two bolt anchor with rings.

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Jay Eggleston
Denver
  5.8-
Jay Eggleston   Denver
  5.8-
If you have the right sized hands, it is barely 5.8, though lots of fun! May 16, 2017
Phil Pullshard
Fort Collins, Colorado
  5.7+
Phil Pullshard   Fort Collins, Colorado
  5.7+
Totally rad climb, more sustained jamming than Bush Loves Detroit and large feet make it a little more like 5.7+. Apr 23, 2017
Dirk Diggler
Boulder, Colorado
Dirk Diggler   Boulder, Colorado
Felt a bit harder than Star Wars (5.8) in Eldo and significantly harder than other routes graded similarly in the Risk Area. Oct 13, 2015
Decent little feature on which to teach somebody the basics...clean, sustained, if a bit steep for the first-time crack climber. Oct 13, 2013
percious
Bear Creek, CO
  5.7
percious   Bear Creek, CO
  5.7
My favorite hand crack at Table. Oct 31, 2011
Randy Carmichael
Boulder, CO
  5.8
Randy Carmichael   Boulder, CO
  5.8
Too short and broken up for multiple stars. Dec 31, 2004
Ron Olsen
Boulder, CO
 
Ron Olsen   Boulder, CO
 
A nice pitch, but not three stars. Bush Loves Detroit and Big Dihedral are better. It''s too easy to avoid jamming the crack by moving out to the left.

A good route, but not three stars. Sep 3, 2003
Well, I guess for this crag this is a three star route, although I've climbed a couple better cracks here. Good way to avoid the crowds though. It's actually kinda wide at the top. A 3.5 woulda worked, I only had a #3, and it was weak...try the 5.8 called Bush Loves Detroit for a more fun climb.... Jan 13, 2003