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Routes in South Face

Chasing Sticks S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Choss Temple Pilots S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dirty Dave's Dumpster Dive S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Double Down S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Dutch Oven S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Fix, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Frictionary S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Hood Surfing In Socks S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Killer Fish Taco S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Monkey Bob S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Platinum Curl S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
South Crack T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Touch, The T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Vitamin V S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Wavy Gravy S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Sport
FA: Rick Leitner, Chris Alber, 2000
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Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Jan 20, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Killer Fish Taco climbs the clean, South-facing wall on the South Face of Surprising Crag and shares its start with Choss Temple Pilots. Juggy moves through a flake lead into very nice and very thin footwork in the middle of the upper plate. KFT is a good route with nothing manufactured that I could detect. 5.11b seems generous, but for someone breaking into a 5.11 lead, this is a decent, well-protected choice.

Protection

Seven draws and a rope.
James Cranston
Boulder, CO
James Cranston   Boulder, CO
There were definitely some thin, thoughtful moves on the upper face. Sep 16, 2014
Paul Donald Andrews
Nederland, Co.
  5.11a
Paul Donald Andrews   Nederland, Co.
  5.11a
Led KFT last Thurs. June 2nd on a perfect day. Loved it. Bolts are well located. The only real committing part is the move over the flake, which is solid. I thought it easier than the move at the same level on CTP. The upper half is a blast with good holds and elegant moves. Above the flake, I stepped left then up to a good stance. Had to make a long reach back right to clip the bolt for the crux move. High step back right onto a couple more good feet, then reach the lower horizontal crack. Hard finishing move, too. I say, if you stay within reach of the bolt line, you're on route. My partner thought I wandered a little too close to CTP, said the pure line was directly up the bolts. What do you guys think? Jun 5, 2011
My first 11 onsight, and it felt soo good. Super balancy and tenuous I truly thought my foot would pop at any time and I would go sailing. May 11, 2011
keith story
Boulder, CO
  5.11b
keith story   Boulder, CO
  5.11b
Fun moves at the top. Fury went for the delicate tooth and nail dance at the crux, and I went for the dyno. Either way, great route with a puzzling, balancy crux. Aug 31, 2010
Nick Fury
Boulder, Colorado
 
Nick Fury   Boulder, Colorado
 
Very fun route, there's a sweet heel hook at the top. Jun 14, 2009
Greaser  
...I said it here because it was brought up here, and I did not notice anything obviously chipped. Mar 31, 2004
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ac  
Go to the page for "The Fix" and you will see that several experienced climbers/route developers came to the same conclusion regarding the modified nature of that route. Greaser, if you are so sure that your assertion is correct, why don't you set the record straight on that page. Mar 31, 2004
Greaser  
"A few of the holds have questionable origins". What, are they bastards, or were they made in china or smuggeled in from cuba with a bunch of cigars.

No, they are not chipped. There are only 4 or 5 routes out of the 50 or so there that are chipped. Four are on the clock tower and one is up the hill above this climb. Some agressive cleaning on the owl prow (I think). Mar 31, 2004
Guy H.
Fort Collins CO
 
Guy H.   Fort Collins CO
 
The route is called "The Fix" at 5.11a. I am guessing that a few of the holds have questionable origins. Mar 30, 2004
Anyone know the name and rating of the route to the right of this one, that goes over the roof? Mar 30, 2004
Easy climbing below the protruding flake leads to some fun slab climbing. The bolts are well placed, so slap on some QDs and have a good time! I'd say the upper face warrants an 5.11b rating if you stay on route. Jul 17, 2003
This was given a .10b rating when it was first done, I think the guide book has a misprint. (Still, a nice route) Apr 30, 2002