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Routes in Falls Wall

Arborist Arms S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Bitch T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Bones S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Chimney Sweep TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Club Cafe TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Fat Raisen Sings, The TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Headless Corpse of Roger Henry Floth, The TR 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Invaders from the North S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
It's Flakey T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Lactic Tactics T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Not Long For This World T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Out of Arms Reach S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Polaroid S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Rim Job S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Steam Rock Fever T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Swinging Sirloin S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Unknown S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Wall of Gore TR 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Type: Sport, TR, 60 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 620 total · 3/month
Shared By: ClimbandMine on Aug 3, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Polaroid is on a buttress on the far right extreme of Falls Wall. Look for two huge ponderosa pines and the bolted arete. This stellar route climbs a bolted yellow arete. The crux is getting to the first bolt - a funky sequence to the poorly placed, high clip. After that, it's great climbing (aside from a cactus part way up). The top anchors have degraded, and only one ancient, spinning coldshut remains, so be prepared to top out if you lead it. There's sufficient cracks above to make a good top anchor, though. The anchor, cactus, and bad first bolt placement demean otherwise great climbing and result in one star.

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Draws and small pro for the top anchor if you lead it.

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Jed Smith
Fort Collins, CO
  5.9+ R
Jed Smith   Fort Collins, CO
  5.9+ R
I led this line without really exploring it too much before hand...BAD IDEA!!! As is mentioned in the description, there is a cactus halfway up, but more importantly, there is currently a whole hive of BEES living in a pocket right next to the cactus. Also, as is mentioned, the last cold shut on this thing is ready to go. Sep 5, 2011