Type: Sport
FA: John Bissel, 1993
Page Views: 1,736 total · 8/month
Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Nov 20, 2001
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

On the right side of the Ruckman Cave are several reasonably decent routes whose worst characteristic is being close to vertical. Pellet Gun is about 50 ft right of the overhang and shares an anchor with Primer. Pellet Gun is characterized by blocky climbing that has shed some terrifying chunks in the past, however, it is a good morning warm-up and the only 5.10 in the area. Worth a run as long as the belayer remains vigilant.

Protection

10 draws and a rope.

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BJ Sbarra
Carbondale, CO
  5.11a
BJ Sbarra   Carbondale, CO
  5.11a
A big hold recently broke off at the start, it's now sitting on the ground at the base. Apr 24, 2012
D Sharp
Boulder, CO
  5.10d
D Sharp   Boulder, CO
  5.10d
This may be a polished and slick route, but there are tons of rests, including two no-hand rests to shake out the pump. It is also wonderfully consistent in its difficulty, all the way to the last move.

While my partner and I both wished it wasn't as polished as it was, frankly, it's still nowhere near the slipperiness of some other "moderates". Get on it before it becomes an 11- campus-fest! :) Jun 15, 2014