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Routes in Mount Boner

Confession S,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Dirty No-Gooders S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Power House Ministry S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Shake Hands With the Unemployed S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Shaking the Pope's Hand S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Side Effects S,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Slap and Tickle S,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Smack the Cold Booty S,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Unknown S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
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Type: Sport, TR
FA: Ellen Pomtier, 1993.
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Shared By: Darin Lang on Jun 30, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is an excellent, well-protected beginner lead and is just plain fun to do whenever you're there. Climb up the slab to the first bolt (probably the crux), and then follow easier ground past 3 more bolts to a water groove where the slab rears back to vertical. Move up the water groove on huge incuts (and a birdbath) to a two-bolt anchor.


Beginning from the right side of Mt. Boner, this is the second bolted route.


6 or 7 QDs plus something for the anchor.
Michael Walker
Loveland, CO
Michael Walker   Loveland, CO
The best route I think in the Mt Boner/Punk Rock area. [Hilariously] fun. But more like 5.7. Nov 2, 2001
This route is every bit of 3 stars, and a perfect example of 5.7 friction... Oct 1, 2002
Rob Migliore
Rob Migliore  
This is about the worst 5.7 sport route I've done. [Awful] hands. Skip it. Jun 25, 2004
Bend, Oregon
mebbing   Bend, Oregon
Ha ha. That's funny. I guess not everybody likes slab. Oh well. If you do, it's not any more difficult than 5.7, and it is quite fun. And it's much cooler in the summer up there than on the Flatirons. I like! Aug 13, 2007
Luis Barandiaran
Longmont, CO
Luis Barandiaran   Longmont, CO
What do they say about climbing? It's 10% forearms, 90% footwork. If you're rating this at 8+, then sounds like you need some laps on this. IMO, this is a stellar intro to 5.7 sport.... Aug 13, 2007
Matt Richardson
Longmont, CO
Matt Richardson   Longmont, CO  
I don't know about best route - but how bizarre that someone would rate this a bomb...and 8+!? Could this possibly be a joke? It is a nice route for the area, but if your up for it, Smack the Cold Booty is a much nicer climb. Oct 10, 2007
Matt Roberts
Columbus, OH
Matt Roberts   Columbus, OH
This is a fun route but heady for us non-slabbers. The feet are there, and if you can't find hands, it's probably time to mantle. Jun 16, 2012
Tim Kessel
Fort Collins
Tim Kessel   Fort Collins
Favorite climb at the crag, great friction moves. Jul 31, 2017

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