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Eldorado Canyon SP is STRONGLY DISCOURAGING CLIMBING at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Climbing is NOT ADVISED. Social distancing is challenging in Eldorado Canyon SP with climbing. The park office is closed. Warnings (& possible evictions from the SP) may be issued for violations of the social distancing requirement for a minimum of 6 feet between people not in the same household. In addition, touching surfaces contacted by others, which occurs on climbing routes and between climbing partners sharing equipment & rope(s), is a risk.
Rescues related to this sport are highly technical, require a large number of rescue personnel and equipment, and they generally result in an ambulance ride to the hospital. Please respect the statewide state-at-home order.
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The name 'She Blew Me' is a play on the name of the nearby route Shibumi, which was misheard as this in conversation. Given the windy conditions during the FA, it was adopted as the route name.
Approach as for Let It Rock from the first pitch of Shibumi (traverse Southeast around the corner) or rap in from above. This route then goes up the left side arete of the magnificent south side of the summit face of diamond head. This is a Southwest-facing, overhanging, gorgeous face route, between Shibumi and Let It Rock.
Either rap into or climb over to the base of the arete and climb it, within an arms length, and on the right-hand (south) side to the summit. This route has no protection, but is more secure than let it slide, as the holds are better. The angle of the climb, however makes it more difficult.
This route was also established via an onsight toprope downclimb... and then climbed back up. The nature of the climbing is FABULOUS solid face climbing, although there are a few insecure moves. If this route were close to the trailhead, it would become very popular. Headpointing the route would also be possible, but it would improved with a few pieces of fixed gear (bolts). Although I frequently runout or solo 5.9, after the TR-downclimb, I did not lead this route in the conditions of that day.
The view from the summit is a 360 degree panorama, including Eldora Ski resort to the west, the back side of the Magnificent Devil's Thumb, the Matron, the Tower Of The Moon, and Jamcrack Spire, all to the East. To descend, rap down to the horizontal crack for another stellar route, rap from the anchors near the summit on Shibumi, or scramble/walk off to either side.
For the record, the FA party has no objection to retro-bolting the line until such time as it is lead without gear. In fact, it we would advocate for this if permission can ever be gained from the OSMP. This is a good, if not fantastic line that deserves the attention that it will never get until it is protectable.