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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 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 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
Type: Sport, 150 ft, 2 pitches
FA: RMWright, 1995
Page Views: 2,266 total, 12/month
Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Nov 14, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Job Security starts on the right sector by taking a shallow, right-facing, corner system. It can be done in two pitches.

P1 has gotten more difficult with the loss of its hanging flake, and probably ticks in at 5.11 rather than 5.10.

P2 has two 5.11 cruxes, the upper being thinner and a bit fingery.

Protection

60 meter rope and either 15 draws or ten. Done as two pitches neither uses more than ten draws. Can be done as a single pitch, but this produces some rope drag.
Ross Swanson
Pinewood Springs
 
Ross Swanson   Pinewood Springs
 
At P1 crux, one does not need to stay under the roof, instead go left for a great, exposed, R-facing lay back, awesome moves. Nov 24, 2011
Top Rope Hero
Was Estes Park, now homeless
  3rd
Top Rope Hero   Was Estes Park, now homeless
  3rd
P1 MAY go at 10d if you're tall and you know where to look (see beta below).

I don't exactly know where the first 5.11 crux is on P2 (didn't feel 11ish while onsighing) but the headwall crux just below the anchors probably goes at 10d if you move up and left on some obvious edges and crimpers, which of course steals the show. Instead (and we only discovered this on rappel), lieback right off the obvious rail at your waist and fire high and right to a can't-see-from-below jug, THEN take the headwall bulge at what promises to be 5.11 joy.

SHAMELESS SPOILER BETA: P1, as I mentioned, might go at 10d if you're tall. At the small roof (B3 and 4), instead of reaching up and left to the chalked-up knob, keep your weight over your feet and reach way up and under the roof and use the force, Luke. A little high searching will reward you with the (hidden) undercling of the gods. Apr 26, 2010
Geoff U
Centennial, CO
  5.11c
Geoff U   Centennial, CO
  5.11c
This is a great route and easily done as a single pitch with little rope drag if runners are used at the end of 1st pitch and start of 2nd. Feb 8, 2010
Sam Benedict
Denver, CO
Sam Benedict   Denver, CO
This is a pretty bitchin' little climb. Best done as one long pitch I'd say. The crux at the 3rd clip is hilarious, and probably easier if your tall. Mar 20, 2008
desbien
seattle,wa
  5.11b
desbien   seattle,wa
  5.11b
Good route, committing to move left at the crux. Nov 10, 2007
[Whoa] dude! That first pitch was certainly harder than I expected! I'm glad to hear the climb actually changed, rather than that I just suck. I would agree with the 11 rating, probably easier for taller people.mike. May 22, 2003
Richard M. Wright
Lakewood, CO
 
Richard M. Wright   Lakewood, CO
 
N.B.: A hanging flake has broken off the entry moves making the start roughly mid 5.11. I'll make the notation change as soon I get a general consensus. My own run suggested something like 11b, but I'll buy whatever makes sense. Nontheless, I wish all you overloaded testosterone studs could have watched the stunning young Argentine crack it open - some women climbers just slay me. Her photos are a grave injustice. Nov 16, 2001
I agree with the comment about the rating. Did this a while ago and thought it was pretty desperate for 5.10. Felt like mid-5.11 (albeit only for a move or two) to me.

-Walt Nov 16, 2001