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Routes in West Ridge - part F - The Potato Chip

Chives T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Don't Peel T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Eye of the Potato T,TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
French Fry T,S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Ground Control T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Hypothermia T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Idaho Express T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Mountain Jam T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mr. Potato Head S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Petite Giraffe T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Poor Man's Wendego T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Potato Chip Route (Regular Route) T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Ruffles Have Ridges T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sour Cream T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Treetop Flyer T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
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Type: Sport Fixed Hardware (7)
FA: Steve Levin & Dan Hare, 1988
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Shared By: Anonymous Coward on Apr 17, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Mr. Potato Head climbs the right side of the south face. Follow a line of bolts into a shallow corner, then punch for the top. The bolts at the crux are pretty close together. Worth doing if you are up here, or as a warm-up for the .12b south face route French Fry, but not exactly a destination climb. On an historical note, this was the last bolted route done before the Eldo bolting free-for-all got shut down.




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Did this route recently and liked it (2 stars), even with the wind blowing about 50mph. There are 5 bolts to a 3 bolt anchor that needs lowering rings. The first 20' goes up into a groove with poor rock and a partially detatched pillar. A med. Friend or a stopper helps in this section before the first bolt. It is probably a good idea to belay off to the right of the start to avoid anything that might come out of the groove. The crux is moving past the second bolt with sustained climbing above all the way to the top. A good pitch to combine with others if you're ever wandering around this part of the canyon. 5.11b/c May 8, 2002
On a historical note, C'est What was put in just three days before the bolting ban. Jul 15, 2002
kevin murphy
Longtuckity, CO
kevin murphy   Longtuckity, CO
Thanks, Mike, on the obscure tour. May 14, 2013

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