Type: Sport, 75 ft
FA: Bob D'Antonio and Vaino Kodas, 2000
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Shared By: Kreighton Bieger on Mar 16, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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About 50 meters past Black Slabbeth and Manly Bulges (13b/c through a black bulge), Oscar de la Cholla is the first route left of a brushy alcove. It starts with some easy face climbing, and then follows a line of bolts left of a crack. The crack goes from hands to fist and down to fingers, and the route offers an abundance of holds on the face as well. A ledge at the fourth bolt provides a good rest before launching into the sustained moves above.

A great warmup and a fine moderate lead.


Seven bolts.
Kevin Currigan
Kevin Currigan   Lakewood
Great route for taking a break from the 10s or working up to them. It has big hands and feet with good rests-fun; but, a bolted crack? Dec 23, 2003
Larry Shaw
Larry Shaw  
Great route, fun jug haul. Jul 18, 2004
Michael J Yarros
Colorado Springs, CO
Michael J Yarros   Colorado Springs, CO
First route I've climbed at Shelf. Nice Route. Oct 3, 2004
Westminster, CO
jarthur   Westminster, CO
Big jugs, fun jug haul? You guys sure your on the right route? Everything felt like an open handed side-pull to me. If your use to this style of climbing you might find it easier. Pretty heady for the 5.9 leader. Mar 23, 2008
Ben Cassedy
Denver, CO
Ben Cassedy   Denver, CO
It was decent. The 5.9 immediately to the right of this route was better we thought. Pretty polished down low. Nov 21, 2010
Seems a little stout for a 5.9 leader. The bolts are a tad runout at some thought-provoking sections. Fun though! Nov 11, 2013
Hiro Protagonist
Hiro Protagonist   Colorado
Perhaps a 5.9 climb, but bolted for someone who isn't nervous about their abilities - long falls, potential groundfalls. May 8, 2015
Aaron Furman
Eldorado Springs, CO
  5.9- PG13
Aaron Furman   Eldorado Springs, CO
  5.9- PG13
Great climb, even better if you are looking for mindless motions (not dogging this climb at all), it's nice to have something that everyone in your party can enjoy. Oct 4, 2015
Brian Mohr
Woodland Park,CO
Brian Mohr   Woodland Park,CO
Good 5.9 lead with good rests. Bolts are a tad spaced out but are where you need them. You can easily slot a medium-sized nut a few feet above the 4th bolt to help mentally but totally not necessary. Mar 8, 2018