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Albatross T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Beast Master T,TR 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Diagonal Crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Five Seven Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Gun Control S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Howitzer, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lowly Morning V0 4 PG13
Magician's Apprentice S,TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Marijuana S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Millard Filmore Memorial, The T,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Morning Glory S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Pointillist S,TR 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Renaissance S,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Rising Sun T,TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Super Chunk V9 7C
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Type: Sport, TR
FA: Hanson & Sills, 1990?
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Shared By: Kreighton Bieger on Apr 29, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Just left of Marijuana, this route starts from the same ledge and has a sporty first bolt that is easily stick-clipped. Follow three bolts to a ledge, passing a lieback/jam flake. There is a bolt on the ledge that is not visible from the ground. From the ledge, fire up on positive holds and another flake until crux cobbles and pockets beckon. A fine outing.


Six quickdraws to a two bolt anchor. Consider a long sling for the anchor, to avoid rope rubbing.


Darin Lang
Darin Lang  
When you get to the first big ledge, it looks like you have a huge runout between the next two bolts. I had an awful big smile on my face when I discovered the "hidden" bolt. Apr 30, 2002
If you fall trying the clip the anchors, keep an eye out for the ledge below. Jul 16, 2002
Darin Lang
Darin Lang  
This route, Marijuana, and Renaissance are all worth doing, particularly on spring and fall mornings.

A little easier than Marijuana IMO. Jan 24, 2003
kevin jenkins
kevin jenkins  
This is a great route to push yourself on, but Dan is right- falling while clipping can mean a wild ride. I climbed past the hidden bolt the first time up this route, seeing it as my foot hit it. What a relief! Great route! Jul 1, 2004
Dan 60D5H411
Colorado Springs, CO
Dan 60D5H411   Colorado Springs, CO
Beware the bats living in the flake you pass/use beyond the second bolt. There were at least 5 of the critters squeaking at me while I tried to lead quickly past them. Aug 13, 2007
There are 2 fun moves on this route...that is all. Oct 19, 2014

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