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Car Stud S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Escorndido S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fashionably Uninvited T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Fishook T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Guide's Route T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Jaws T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Junior Jules Doinks a Digit S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Knup T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X
Mexicanist, The S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Schooldaze T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Sloppy Shoes S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sunshine Slab T 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
Upper Arch S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Upper Lip T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Velvet Habel T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Welcoming, The S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
White Stress T,S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
Type: Trad, 330 ft, 4 pitches
FA: Robert Karolick & Larry Schubarth, 1975?
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Shared By: Jon Cannon on Jun 5, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This climb starts about 100 yards to the right of Schooldaze, and the River Arch is apparent. Climb up to the tree at the bottom of the River Arch (the left-facing headwall which describes a lazy arc). Climb the River Arch to the bottom of the "Bathtubs", a series of water-carved basins large enough to get down with one's significant other, should the mood seize you. Ascend the bathtubs to the start of Upper Lip, a beautiful 5.7 hand crack, or take the right-leaning splitter crack to the right, up and around to the top.

Protection

Medium to large nuts, medium hexes, cams up to 3 inches.

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Connor McKay
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Connor McKay   Colorado Springs, CO
 
We climbed this route yesterday, and my partner accidentally put my Chacos in another climber's backpack that was at the bottom of the route. If you happen to read this, please PM me, as I'd love to get them back! Sep 3, 2017
Daniel H. Bryant
Colorado Springs, CO
  5.5
Daniel H. Bryant   Colorado Springs, CO
  5.5
Climbed this today, it was a lot of fun! The name and photos make it look scarier than it really is. If your second is still new, add protection in the upper corner for the sharktooth exit (the transition from the standing undercling back to the face is where I felt exposed). All in all, it's a good climb! Sep 5, 2015
Larry C. Schubarth
colorado springs, colorado
Larry C. Schubarth   colorado springs, colorado
This route was first climbed in 1975 by Robert Karolick and myself. Fun route!!! Apr 1, 2009
Larry Shaw
  5.5
Larry Shaw  
  5.5
This is my favorite climb on the rock. Fun undercling traverse. Jun 17, 2004
I might recommend at least one larger cam for the River Arch pitch(es). Upper Lip is definitely the way to go from the bathtub area. Jun 5, 2002