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Routes in Spiney Ridge

20th Century Man S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Access All Areas S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Applauding Eagle S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Cheers S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cornerstone S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Damn Right I've Got the Moves S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
De Gaulle Syndrome S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Down n' Dirty S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Fight Club S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Green Grenade S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Hourglass, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hurricane, The S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Keystone S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Leaning Tower S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Nalalator S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
New Philanthropists, The S,TR 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Purple Toe Nails S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Quoting Yoda S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Return of the Headhunters S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Rising, The S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Short & Sweet S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Stone of Ignorance S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Straight Rocket S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Sugar and Spice S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Toxxxic Entertainment S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Tractatus S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Travis is Sole King S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Tree Trimmer S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Unknown 5.10 S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Weapons Of Mass Arousal S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
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Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Carrie and Bob Robertson, 1999
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Shared By: Kreighton Bieger on May 6, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

About 100 yards down the Spiny Ridge cliff band, this route is set back a bit, and is located up a steep black, slightly vegetated, slab. The route is just left of a speckled, rounded buttress that is home to several lines, including Purple Toe Nails.

Bushwhack a bit to the first bolt, then work up and right over an interesting sequence of pockets, sidepulls and crimps. Near the top stemming off the right wall probably makes it a bit easier.

Beware of some loose rock near the top. All in all a quality route at the grade.

Protection

Nine bolts to the anchor.

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aikibujin
Castle Rock, CO
  5.10a
aikibujin   Castle Rock, CO
  5.10a
Anchor must have been replaced. Climbed it today, three bolts and two chains at the top, no grooves in the chains. Dec 5, 2015
kboofis
 
kboofis  
 
Quit TR'ing or lowering through the chains! I topped out on this climb last weekend and found huge grooves through the chains that my rope sat it while I rappelled. Feb 26, 2014
Kenny P
Woodland Park
 
Kenny P   Woodland Park
 
This was a great cool-down for us which proved to be much more cerebrally-engaging than I had initially thought! The easiest climbing is certainly stepping off the ground and moving up to the first bolt; after that, it becomes incrementally more and more difficult. The climbing never gets any more difficult than 10a, but it remains consistent. I really enjoyed this one, and it instantly became one of my favorites at Shelf thus far. BEWARE to climbers breaking into the 5.10 grade, this route is no "gimme", and there are numerous "engaging" moves above bolts; that being said keep it together, breathe regularly and you'll see it through! Highly recommended! Oct 28, 2012
Monty
Golden, CO
 
Monty   Golden, CO  
 
The correct name is Travis is Sole King, as in re-sole king... I think ;) Feb 27, 2011
abc
abc  
From the ground, this doesn't look like much, but it sure is some fun climbing. Feb 24, 2008
Ron Olsen
Boulder, CO
  5.10a
Ron Olsen   Boulder, CO
  5.10a
After an initial easy section, this becomes one of the most sustained and committing 10a routes at Shelf. Once you're into the hard climbing, the fun doesn't stop until you reach the anchors. Oct 15, 2003
Darin Lang
  5.10a
Darin Lang  
  5.10a
This might be a three star route but for the initial chossy section. The slab above the choss has excellent position and climbing that is quite continuous at the grade. Apr 21, 2003