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10 Sheep and a Goat T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
An Apostle or Two T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Army Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Assassination Slab T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Chinook T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Direct Line T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Evening Stroll T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
For Wimps Only T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Friction T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Golden Fleece T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Golden Spike, The T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Hard Monkeys T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Harpoon The Manta Ray T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
It Is Time to Space aka The Sheep Eat Grass T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Lamb's Prey T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lost in Space T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Old Man Route T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Ozone Direct T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Pimp, The T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Pit of Despair, The V0 4 R
Psycho Babble T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Seamis T,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Sheep in Wolves Clothing T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Sheep with a Silver Tail T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
SheepÂ’s Dare T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Sheer Sheep Attack T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Southeast Face T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Space Cadet T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Ten Years After T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Unknown T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
When Sheep are Nervous T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Trad, TR
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Peter Spindloe on Sep 1, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Just right of Ten Years After is a thin crack on a less then vertical wall that leads to a one foot roof and onto another face. It can be top-roped from the top of Ten Years After.

Up to the roof, the climbing is an exercise in smearing, balance and micro-crystal edging. Pulling through the roof is the crux and will have you wondering how you did it, if you do indeed do it! The face above remains very thin and balancy, but is protected by two bolts.

While the climb will greatly challenge someone who usually manages to nail most 5.11a climbs, it's hard to give it more than one star. Let's say that if you have just enjoyed Ten Year's After, it's a very worthwhile top-rope, but isn't a destination in itself.

Protection

Although neither my partner nor I led (or could have led) it, the pro is, as the book (Hubbel) says, thin: RPs and small wires to supplement the two bolts. There is some very tough climbing before the bolts, quite possibly the crux is over with before being able to clip.

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Jordan Hirro
Colorado Springs/Carbondale
 
Jordan Hirro   Colorado Springs/Carbondale
 
Really good climb! However, I don't think it's R, either.... It's certainly a great combination of this and dicey, but PG-13. It can be protected with small nuts for the start, a 0.5, and a handful of 00 TCUs and 0 TCUs. Go do it! Dec 15, 2014
slim

  5.11a PG13
slim    
  5.11a PG13
That's good news about the bolts. When I did it, they were in really bad shape. I originally gave it an R rating, but I am thinking about changing it to PG-13. It's been a while since I did it. I think I remember decent small gear but maybe a slight bit of being uncomfortable as well. May 10, 2011
tooTALLtim
Boulder, CO
  5.11a
tooTALLtim   Boulder, CO
  5.11a
This is a good climb! The bolts have been replaced, and you can safely lead this route with RPs through medium nuts.

Maybe it's because I'm tall, but this felt like .11a. I rarely onsight this grade, but I was able to this time. In the end, however, the rock doesn't care, and all you should know is that this is a great climb that protects well and is a lot of fun!

Give her a lead burn! May 9, 2011
Luke Clarke
Golden
Luke Clarke   Golden
The first protection bolt appears to have been recently replaced and there are two new anchor bolts at the top. I recommend this as a good TR from those bolts after leading P1 of Ten Years after, as I did it, unless you are super comfortable at this grade, which is probably harder than 11a. Jun 6, 2006
The first bolt desperately needs to be replaced, fun route though. Felt harder than 11a. Mar 22, 2004
The bolts protecting the crux of this climb are terrible. Jul 22, 2003