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Routes in High Wire Crag

5th of July S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Ace in the Hole S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Bouncer S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Bypass S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Contrarian, The T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Cracker Jack S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Dead End Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Deuces Wild S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Everyday Struggle S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Everything Rhymes with Orange S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Full House S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Ghetto Activity S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Ghetto Head S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Head Up Activity S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Head Up Dirty S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Hip at the Lip S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
Idiot Savant S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Idiot's Roof T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Indirect Savant S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Jackpot S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Left Long Moderate Dihedral (originally submitted as Crack Swindler) T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Life After Death S 5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Machine Gun Funk S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Moderate Dihedral T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Nickels and Dimes S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Notorious S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Overpass S,TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Passing Lane S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
People's Choice S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Poker Face S,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pony Up S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Power Play T,S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b PG13
Road Kill S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Road Rash Roof S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Road Warrior S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Savage, The S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Slot Machine S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Stone Cold Moderate S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Via Comatose Amigo S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Wild Card S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
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Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Alan Nelson, 1997
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Shared By: Steve Marr on Feb 15, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures Details
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Description

Located between Cracker Jack and Overpass, Bypass is an alternate start on Overpass for those of us not as gifted in the 5.11 realm. Start just left of the Overpass arete under a small roof system. Strenuous moves up and over the small roof lead past three bolts. From here, traverse right a little and finish up the final 5 bolts on Overpass. Like the other three routes that share these anchors, top roping bypass is a little hard on the rope due to the lower angle at the top of the route. Fun moves up to the roof.

Protection

8 bolts to a two-bolt anchor.

Location

It is between Cracker Jack and Overpass.

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This route is tough - harder than the other 10s in the area. I couldn't make it past the crux...and it is pretty rough on the rope. Perhaps I was missing something??? but it was not a lot of fun. Aug 10, 2002
Jay Hippel
Denver, CO
Jay Hippel   Denver, CO
You're not kidding. You damn near have to be gifted in the 5.11 realm to get up this one. Fun but very hard 10, 10d or 11a(?) through the roof section. Jun 24, 2004
I agree that this route was tougher than most 10s in the area. Low, pumpy crux until the third bolt, I found that traversing the roof to the right was the way to go. May 15, 2006
Jacob Dolence
Morgantown, WV
5.10d
Jacob Dolence   Morgantown, WV
5.10d
I agree I feel its 10c or 10d, the crux is burly. Aug 5, 2006
Choss Boss
Barrre, VT
  5.10c
Choss Boss   Barrre, VT
  5.10c
I found this to be about 10c, I utilized a well placed heel hook to establish myself on the crimps to pull the roof. After the crux the climbing cruises at around 5.6. All in all a fun roof. Aug 23, 2010
Alan Butler
Boulder, CO
  5.10c
Alan Butler   Boulder, CO
  5.10c
Fun route. Pulling up just past the third bolt is the crux to me. Would be more stars if it was sustained 10 climbing- it's a cruise after you get your feet on the ledge at the third bolt. Sep 13, 2010
Benten
Denver
 
Benten   Denver
 
Yeah, it is a pretty sweet little sequence getting over the roof. I will offer one hint, search for the right hand pocket. With that, it is a 10 even. Sep 14, 2010
Kurtis Anderson
  5.10-
Kurtis Anderson  
  5.10-
Very fun and engaging start through the roof - crux is a solid 10 IMO. I reached over the roof for some crimp-ish holds and threw the feet up to some small edges. It's easy climbing thereafter. Dec 1, 2013
I lost my climbing shoes (Scarpa Force - red / white) at the bottom of this route on Aug. 5 around 8 am. Please contact me if you found a pair of shoes. Aug 13, 2014
Abram Herman
Grand Junction, CO
  5.10c
Abram Herman   Grand Junction, CO
  5.10c
I have to disagree with the first few comments that this is hard for 5.10. I'd say it's maybe 5.10c, and if it feels harder, you might be missing something Sep 8, 2014

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