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She Blew Me

5.9+ X, Trad, TR,  Avg: 4 from 1 vote
FA: T. Bubb & P. Spindloe, 3/10/02
Colorado > Boulder > Eldorado Canyon SP > Diamond Head
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There are two ways to approach this climb. If you intend to lead it, please preview it for your safety.

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.


This pitch is rated X and has no gear. Take a few pieces for the belays or TR it from the ledge above Shibumi or Let It Rock. As of this writing, this sketch-fest has not been lead.

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[Hide Comment] I believe this crag is on Mountain Parks/Open Space and therefore (at present) is illegal to bolt. Mar 14, 2002