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Routes in The Highlands aka Highlander

Air Head S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Big Man On Campus S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Blue Sky Mining S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Burning Chrome S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Dirt Me S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
Drop Zone S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Gear Head T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Get A Life T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Get Insurance T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Get a Job S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Herb-A-Med-Veg-A-Matic S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Highlander S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Job Review S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Job Security S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Leap of Faith S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Learning to Crawl S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lord of the Rings S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Micro Chip S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Neo-Quasi Bugaloo S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Not One Of Us S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Outsider, The S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Peer 42 S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Peer Bastard S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Peer Pressure S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Peer Review S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Red Tag Hag S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Resume S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Smack That Bitch Up S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Stiff Upper Lip S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Tarzan S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
White Whale, The S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Wind Machine S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
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Type: Sport, 100 ft Fixed Hardware (14)
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Shared By: Jeff Lockyer on Sep 2, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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One of the longest single pitches on the crag, coming in at about 105 feet. Bring a 60m rope or 2-50m. This route is the second route right of the big crack/gully system running through the middle of the crag. This route is the furthest line left running through the obvious roof. The climbing starts through some rough terrain (not very fun) and then breaks left at the 3rd bolt, I think heading straight up the slab on the right would be a little harder than 10a. Place long draws on the bolts below the roof to avoid rope drag. Once you pull the roof climb to a rest 3 bolts from the top. Clipping the 10th/11th bolt may be difficult if you are under 5'4", quite commiting and the crux of the route. From here, climb over the top and get your body in that alcove to clip the anchors, weird body position. Altogether a nice route, with crimps on the slab, a roof to pull and continuity. 2 stars.


12 bolts - 2 bolt anchor. this called Neo-Quasi Bugaloo, a small band in Denver made that term up in 1997 to describe a blend of all musical styles, focusing mainly on fun. Please e-mail me back to expalin this violation at Apr 19, 2002
That's really cool. Sorry, if I sounded like a jerk, that's just my sense of humor. I'm the drummer of Askimbo and althought Geoff (the pastor's son) is no longer in the band, I still talk to him quite a bit. Thanks for the reference. I'm to tell all my Boulder friends about this. Apr 22, 2002
Jason Carter
Monument, CO
Jason Carter   Monument, CO
An excellent line with thin face moves down low, a pumpy roof to a good rest, more face climbing to difficult sidepull moves that finally get you to a fun mantle and the top. My first lead up this I couldn't figure out the side pulls near the top so I moved left into the corner and laybacked up to the 11th bolt. I did the route again on TR and still found the side pull moves quite tricky, but manageable; these are just like the side pulls that spit me off of Bonehead 5.10c @##$##$%%!!!! Excellent line with good bolt placements and a really cool, although totally conspicuous and aesthetically unfriendly, top anchor, but maybe not as cool as Airheads chains. Jun 30, 2002
Drew Allan
Drew Allan   Denver/Aspen
If you are trying to determine which is route is easier to climb between this route and its neighbor, Learning to Crawl, I would suggest LTC. Although rated slighter lower, NQB is definitely harder than LTC in IMHO. There are approximately four crux sections on this route and, with the added length, makes NQB more challenging. The roof on this route is more involved than LTC. My partner felt the same way. Interesting to see what others think. Aug 31, 2002
I did these routes with a 5'2" woman and a 12 year old, and they both found NQB to be significantly trickier than LTC. 10c and 10a were the official estimates, respectively.I'm about 5'9", and the two routes don't seem all that different to me, although I would agree that NQB is more continuous. Sep 3, 2002
I thought it was harder than 10a more like 10c in my opinion. The traverse down low was out of character for the route. Solid moves throughout, great route! Apr 28, 2007
Golden, CO
Mikeco   Golden, CO
"I think heading straight up the slab on the right would be a little harder than 10a."

If you go straight up/right of the bolt line, it's definitely solid 11, I'd say. Ultra thin, committing slab work involved, and it's more than just one move. Jun 16, 2008
Scott Thurnauer
Scott Thurnauer  
I liked all the routes on this wall so far, and this was a great long route with a lot of cool moves, some slab, a little roof, some side pull and the clips were all pretty good. Dec 19, 2010
Mrk9182 Kerechek
Denver, CO
Mrk9182 Kerechek   Denver, CO
Super fun climb, great variety of moves. The slab felt much harder than the 10a/b right next to it. Mar 11, 2012
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goingUp   over here
Jugs, slabs, crimps, and a roof all in one route! 10b, slabby, crimp moves! May 17, 2014
Parker Wrozek
Denver, CO
Parker Wrozek   Denver, CO
Awesome route. The slabs are crazy if you stay on the bolt line. Clipping the third bolt is the crux IMO, very sketchy clip with some serious fall potential. The roof is awesome and super easy really. The slab above the roof is also tough. Just when you get through the slabs, you get the thank you so much jugs to save you. Highly recommended and worth the hike up. I would put both slabs at 5.10c, much harder then LTC. Oct 11, 2014
Kirsten KDog
Kirsten KDog  
I really struggled hanging the draw for bolt 3 (would be a really bad fall if you missed it) AND the last bolt before the anchor. Both spots seemed at least 10c to me, if not harder. I'm 5'2", and seeing this rated as 10a/b (especially if a beginner leader jumped on it) has me a little confused....or maybe I was just have a really bad day!? Dec 13, 2017

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