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Routes in Project Wall
|Apocalypse '91 S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c|
|Bottom Feeder S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Defenseless Betty S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Eighth Day (aka MC 900 FT Jesus), The S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|Fist Full of Dollars S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Gay Science, The S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a|
|Gayness, The S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a|
|Goofy Foot S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c|
|Hang 'Em High S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Hang 'Em Higher S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b|
|Irie Meditation S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Little Monkey S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Living in Fear S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a|
|Mighty Mouse S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b|
|Modest Mouse S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Mouse Trap S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Of Mice and Men S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a|
|Present Tense S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a|
|Rehabilitator S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a|
|Sick Little Monkey S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a|
|Simply Read S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a|
|Simply Redlined S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a|
|Sometimes Always S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a|
|Strange Ranger S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a|
|Top Feeder S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Twisted S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Waka Flocka S 5.14a/b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b|
|War and Peace S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a|
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DescriptionThis line defines the term "directissima," and were it vertical instead of 40 degrees overhanging, would be the proverbial, Comici-esque path which a drop of water would follow from the cliff's summit to the base of the wall.
Simply Read climbs out the center of the cave sector on the Project Wall directly above the parking area. It tackles an ultra-steep line on porcelain-hard white stone and can be recognized by a highly-chalked boulder problem start in the opening cave.
This line was originally equipped by Erik Fedor then freed about 5 years later by Scott Franklin. It basically consists of two powerful boulder problems separated by scads of sustained, overhanging climbing, and has shut more climbers down than some of the 5.14s at Rifle.
Simply Read ends at 80 feet for the time being, but were it extended to the top of the wall would surely take on another dimension in difficulty. Don't forget your kneepads.
Besides a little glue reinforcing a couple of holds below the upper crux, this line is entirely natural, making it one of the best hard routes at Rifle.