Type: Trad, 45 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: pete cogan on Sep 28, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This is a fun, short trad climb just to the left of Joint Venture. Rolofson calls it 5.8; Rossiter 5.7. Regardless, it follows the obvious crack/dihedral up to a set of anchors you can easily see from the base of the cliff. The protection is good, the climbing is fun. A nice change of pace from the more rigorous bolted routes on this lower cliff.

Protection

Set of cams up to 3.5 will work fine, and you can add a set of stoppers too. Smaller cams at the start were helpful. Bolted anchors at the top from which you can rap.

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Erik L Ahrn_
  5.8
Erik L Ahrn_  
  5.8
Short but fun trad. route. Excellent practice for beginners. Oct 27, 2003
Steve Marr
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Steve Marr   Colorado Springs, CO
 
Fun route with great pro and positive edges all of the way to the top. Well worth the effort if you brought trad gear. An easy way to set up a top rope on Joint Venture. Nov 21, 2005
Mark Cushman
Cumming, GA
  5.7
Mark Cushman   Cumming, GA
  5.7
I didn't see anything resembling 5.8 on this climb, quite unremarkable. Maybe if you hauled your rack up and everything else was already being climbed you could get on this route. May 1, 2008
Julius Beres
Boulder, CO
  5.7
Julius Beres   Boulder, CO
  5.7
Short but fun. It is easier than Crack Corner (the other trad climb just to the left of it) in my opinion. Sep 27, 2008
Jay Eggleston
Denver
  5.7
Jay Eggleston   Denver
  5.7
I agree that it is easier than Crack Corner to the left. Jul 1, 2014
Guy H.
Fort Collins CO
 
Guy H.   Fort Collins CO
 
A set of nuts and cams to 0.75 is more than enough gear.... Oct 10, 2015
Jess Arnold
Minneapolis, MN
  5.7
Jess Arnold   Minneapolis, MN
  5.7
Fun beginner trad route. Definitely didn't need up to a 3 in cams but did well w/ a full set of nuts. Plenty of places to rest and double-check gear placement. Pretty short considering nearby routes. May 30, 2017
Larry Shaw
Boulder, CO
 
Larry Shaw   Boulder, CO
 
Fun 5.7. A couple of loose blocks on the left half way to the anchor. This one felt easier than Crack Corner further left. Jul 17, 2017
Andy Renz
Jackson, WY
Andy Renz   Jackson, WY
May have left a La Sportiva Katana Lace Up at the bottom of Animation....

Give me a call at 3077304933 or email andyrenz5@gmail.com (might not be in immediate phone service) if you find it. You're the best! Nov 15, 2017