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Routes in Der Zerkle

Absolution (submitted as Hot if You're Not aka The Brown Eye Wall) S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
April Fools S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Bar None S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Der Fuhrer TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
East Face Left Side T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
East Face Right/Der Zerkle T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Feeling Lucky S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Final Solution T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Happy Ending T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Hot if You're Not aka The Brown Eye Wall (submitted as Absolution) S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Knot Carrot S,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
New Beginnings T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R
Ribspuren T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Southeast Arete T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Sunny Side One T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Sunny Side Two T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
Touch Monkey S,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Two Clucks From Saigon T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
West Face [Der Zerkle] T 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
What If You're Not? T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Wing Ding S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Type: Trad, 3 pitches, Grade II
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Warren Teissier on Oct 10, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Routes on Der Zerkle are closed from 1 April to 1 September Details
Temporary Trail and Raptor Closures Details

Description

This route climbs a ramp located on the South side of Der Zerkle about 100 feet West from the low point of the rock. The Mallory Cave trail used to pass a couple of feet from the bottom of this climb but has since been re-routed South

Hike the Mallory Cave trail past the bottom of the rock and exit it at the switchbacks about 130 feet above the bottom of the rock. Hike some 40 feet to the rock and and down a bit. Look for the Easternmost ramp ascending the South face (from East to West). The Westernmost ramp is Sunny Side Two and does not reach the summit....

Climb the easy ramp (5.2-5.3) past a 2 foot arch for 150 ft. At this point the ramp becomes steep, polished and is blocked by a headwall. Traverse right (North) past the overhanging wall (5.5) and onto the large ledge that cuts across the entire East face of Der Zerkle.

From here you can finish via the East Face North side or South Side routes.

Addendum: Excerpted from the Boulder Mountain Parks website: "THE EAST FACE OF DER ZERKLE including the following routes: Sunnyside One, East Face Left, East Face Right. All other climbing areas on Der Zerkle and Mallory Cave Trail remains open."

Protection

Standard Flatiron rack.

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Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
  5.7 R
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
  5.7 R
As I recall it, this is more runout than the average Flatiron route and a little hard compared to other 5.5s. The right-hand traverse is quite long and goes perhaps 20+ meters to the niche below the tunnel-through moves of the second vertical pitch.
Worthy for the completist's list, but not nearly a classic Flatiron route. Jun 7, 2006