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Assmosis T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Coloradoddity S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Critical Morass S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Stout Blue Vein S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Sport, 95 ft
FA: Pat Thompson & Rick Thompson, July, 2001
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Shared By: Jeff Lockyer on Nov 7, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This route is the first bolted route on this section of rock called Big Ass slab, you will approach when coming from the parking area. It is past a bolted climb called Gilded Lilly. This is a long, bolted, low-angled arete/rib that tracks up easy terrain and has great exposure above the lake and a beautiful view of the Diamond off to the south. A spectacular photo can be taken of the Diamond in the background from higher up (approx. 50') on the trail. This is an excellent route on great stone with fun, slabby climbing. Bring a 60m rope as a 50 may not reach the ground, you could scramble off to the left if you were desperate though. A great route for the beginner leader.

Protection

10 bolts + 2 bolt anchor.
tkessel Kessel
Windsor,CO
  5.6
tkessel Kessel   Windsor,CO
  5.6
Super easy, fun climb, great views of Long's and Meeker! Oct 17, 2016
Jim Fox
Westminster, CO
  5.6
Jim Fox   Westminster, CO
  5.6
Great fun. No way to protect if the bolts weren't there. Bolts were well placed for easy clips, and there were lots of them. Very safe lead.

I'm not a big slab climber, & this felt a little harder than I expected. Nothing tricky or technical, just trusting your feet and smearing your way up. Probably a cakewalk if you do much slab climbing.

I'd agree with 5.6 at some places, much easier towards the top.

Beautiful setting and lots of other good climbs close by. Jul 12, 2014
Sunny Yum
Boulder, CO
 
Sunny Yum   Boulder, CO
 
FYI, the "beta" photo for this route is incorrect. The photo shows Gilded Lily, *not* Coloradoddity. To locate this route, identify Stout Blue Vein (which has a good beta photo) - Coloradoddity is the bolted line just left of that route.

Eds. the "beta" photo was moved. Jul 31, 2013
Darren Buford
  5.6
Darren Buford  
  5.6
The location of this route presents a terrific opportunity to bag four routes: this one and Stout Blue Vein to the right. (We saw a climber on TR simply rework the rope from the Coloradoddity anchors and set up TR on Stout Blue Vein.) Also, just to the left on Left Hand Rock are T-Rect, 5.7+, and Triceratops, 5.8-. Jun 1, 2010
Gary Schmidt
Boulder, CO
Gary Schmidt   Boulder, CO
Mostly 5.4-5.5 Fun though just because the great views and makes an ideal beginner lead. Lots of bolts. 60 meter gets you down with plenty to spare. Aug 16, 2009
Jo Holloway
  5.6
Jo Holloway  
  5.6
The description on finding this route is now a bit misleading. The first bolted route you come to from the parking lot is actually Gilded Lilly (5.8+ or 5.9 depending on your mettle) on Left Hand Rock. Use the route map for Jurassic Park to avoid this little surprise if you want to start on a nice beginner lead. Jun 12, 2007
willied
Loveland, CO
willied   Loveland, CO
This is a great route for the grade. A long, moderate sport route like this is rare. Everyone at the crag that I talked to really enjoyed it as well. Oct 8, 2006
Scott Edlin
boulder, co
  5.6
Scott Edlin   boulder, co
  5.6
Kinda slabby start, seemed like the crux was moving past the first bolt, good warmup right off the trail. From the anchors, one may traverse right about 10' and set a toprope for Stout Blue Vein. Jun 25, 2006
Mike Epke
Denver, CO
Mike Epke   Denver, CO
Climbed up at Jurassic Park yesterday and had a wonderful day in the beautiful setting. This climb is quite a bit easier than other 5.6/7s that I have climbed and would be a little more inclined to believe that it is 5.6 for just a move or two, otherwise probably more like 5.4. Enjoy. Jun 15, 2003
Rick Thompson
Mount Nebbiolo, CO
Rick Thompson   Mount Nebbiolo, CO
Route name: COLORADODDITY - three stars, yes! We thought it was 5.4, but if it's 5.6 or 7, then so be it. It's a sport climb (I believe the correct bolt count is 9, not 10) FA: Pat Thompson & Rick Thompson, July, 2001 My comment: In all of the Front Range there are but a handful of one pitch routes of this grade that offer a near perfect combination impeccable stone & pro, all in full view of the Diamond. Currently the first bolted route one passes as you hike up the main access gully. Begin at the left edge of the main face, and follow the line of clips up the blunt low-angled prow and slab above to anchors. 85 feet (as I recall a 50 meter rope will barely get you to the ground - be sure and tie a knot in the belay end. using a 60 meter for safe measure wouldn't hurt).

There is also a top rope variation start: 5.6 or 7 FA: Rick Thompson, 2001 Climb the rib 10 feet left of the normal start and join the route at mid-height. Jan 30, 2002
Michael Walker
Loveland, CO
Michael Walker   Loveland, CO
Awesome, Jeff, Awesome work on this area. Thanks! Nov 21, 2001