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Routes in Clipboard Area

Chairman of the Board S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Clipboard, The S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Stigmata T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Richard Rossiter and Gail Effron
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Shared By: Ray Snead on Dec 31, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

The "sheer bolted face" mentioned in the "Another Unknown" (actually Dominator) description is a feature called The Clipboard. This is the middle of three routes. Left is a harder clip-up, and right is a finger crack with one bolt (Stigmata).

The climbing is thin and devious, and it is a real struggle not to grovel right to the Stigmata crack. Nose to the bolts, it seems very stiff indeed. A TR can be easily set after doing Stigmata.

Protection

5 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.
pfwein
Boulder, CO
pfwein   Boulder, CO
I started in crack and cut left where it seemed obvious to do so--I know you can stay "nose to the bolts", but that seems rather contrived, and it's a nice climb to do. It however feels natural. May 13, 2017
Andrew Shoemaker
Olympia, WA
  5.11a/b
Andrew Shoemaker   Olympia, WA
  5.11a/b
I found this route to be much easier than Strange Science down on middle wall...even if you stay true to the bolt line. I stayed left and straight up the bolts and it felt like .11b to me. Jun 17, 2011
Ben Cassedy
Denver, CO
  5.11b
Ben Cassedy   Denver, CO
  5.11b
I'd call it 11b straight up the bolt line. Great movement and exciting finish right before the mantle. Sep 18, 2010
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
  5.11a
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
  5.11a
11c... as in FM on the Elephant's?
Harder than Aerospace in Eldo?
Nah... 11a. It is simila to 'The Scientist' at Plotinus, a climb which I would have upgraded against consensus.

This is thin face climbing on excellent (or better) rock and if it were a full pitch long (3 times longer than it is) it would be a bona-fide classic, but as it stands it has to be listed as simply 40' of the best rock around...a measured compliment. Jul 22, 2005
Paul Hassett
Aurora CO
  5.11c
Paul Hassett   Aurora CO
  5.11c
Just did this route today, and have done a bunch of routes up at this crag. I am not sure if the folks claiming .11a stayed in the "Stigmata" crack for a while longer, but I tried to stay left, or true to the bolts, and found the moves quite consistent for the grade. While small holds are not really my forte, I can usually onsight this grade, and had a hard time even with the redpoint. Then again, could be a reach thing. Aug 8, 2004
Craig Quincy
  5.11a
Craig Quincy  
  5.11a
This is a nice face climb, but isn't harder than 5.11a. Dec 9, 2003
Chris Archer
  5.11a
Chris Archer  
  5.11a
A pretty good short route, but not 11c. Significantly easier than the 11c to the right (Strange Science?) Oct 20, 2003
Although a sustained climb with excellent and varied holds, it is not 5.11c, possibly 5.10+ or 5.11-. The left hand Clipboard line is closer to 5.11c. Sep 26, 2002