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5.10 TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Banana Chimney T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Banana Flip TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Banana Peel TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Banana Shake TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Blood Pudding TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Bozo No No S,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Cactus Flower TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Caramel Corner T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Carmel Corner Layback T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Donut Hole TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Franktown Brewery TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Frosted Flake TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Gatoraide T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b A0
Gorilla Milk TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Gorilla Milk Direct T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hamburger T,TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Hamburger Helper TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Hot Fudge T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hot Fudge (variation) T,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Licorice Stick T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
No Name TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Peaches and Scream T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Pecan Pie TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Petrified Turd T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pie In The Sky TR 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Pretzel Logic TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Pushing Buttons TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Rain Dance TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Rain Dance Crack T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Rainbow Bread TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Rat's Nest T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Scoop, The TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Shake and Bake TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Strawberry Jam T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Teething Biscuit TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Tortilla Flats TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Unknown TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
You Name It TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Zucchini T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Type: TR, 40 ft
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Shared By: Jeremy Monahan on Sep 13, 2002
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Seasonal Raptor Closures Details

Description

Above the undercling section of Hot Fudge, there is a huge hole/cave. This is the donut hole. The route heads straight up towards this feature. 5 feet above it, the route traverses right and finishes with the last section of Hot Fudge. This is located on a vertical face just right of the "1" in the picture It is crimpy, but it is a solid route.

Protection

The setup uses the same bolts as Hot Fudge.

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kevin jenkins
  5.11a
kevin jenkins  
  5.11a
I have to agree with ROC that this is a most difficult 10, most likely an 11a. It does get crimpy, and it is easy - too easy - to get pumped early. Linking up as many of the first 10-15 moves as you can, being efficient with your energy, you can do this with out an extended rest (if you can milk a rest at the knee-bar just below the upper crux, you'll be in good shape). Happy climbing! Jun 30, 2004
ROC
Englewood, CO
ROC   Englewood, CO
Agreed, tougher direct finish. Haven't linked it all yet, but worked the moves. Crimpy, but definitely do-able. Try it out. Apr 26, 2004
Ken, I agree with you about the stiff 5.10 rating, but I don't think that we did the same line. Donut Hole goes out the roof formed by the Hot Fudge undercling traverse towards the enormous hole in the middle of the face there, not the small one to the right of Hot Fudge. After gaining the enormous hueco, one definitely traverses right back to the finish of Hot Fudge (or creates a new, more difficult direct finish?). Sep 10, 2003
Jeremy Monahan
Fort Fun, CO
 
Jeremy Monahan   Fort Fun, CO
 
I would tend to agree with you two about the .11a rating. At the time, I had not finished this route and could only speculate about the rest. I was also going off of friend's wisdom. Definitely a fun route, though. The reach coming off of the overhang is pretty stout. I am vertically challenged (we don't say short) and I had a tough time pulling this move. From here, it only gets tougher. Aug 28, 2003
Ken McVicker
Aurora, CO
  5.11a
Ken McVicker   Aurora, CO
  5.11a
The description of this says to traverse right to Hot Fudge, but I traversed left to get to Hot Fudge as it is the undercling/corner to the left in the picture (and real life). This is a good route. It can only be protected from top roping. One or two tricky moves around the donut. It is a little crimpy, so a good warm up is in order. Warmup on Hot Fudge (5.8 to the left) or Peaches and Scream(5.6 to the right).

Just a note: we went on Wednesday in the middle of the day and encountered about 12-15 people at the Grovery Store Walls. Kind of crowded for a Wednesday. I guess they like hooky from work/school too.

This could have been rated lower because there are only 2-3 5.11 moves. But those moves are 5.11. Aug 14, 2003
ROC
Englewood, CO
ROC   Englewood, CO
Sure 'bout that 10+ rating? In the book it goes as 11a. If'n it is a ten, it's a hard one at that. One of my all time favorite Castlewood routes. Decided to give it a shot one day after passing it up on every previous visit due to its intimidating looks with the roof and all. Great moves. Kind of a pain to top rope; lots of rope drag. Definitely worth the effort! May 1, 2003