Type: Sport, 150 ft, 2 pitches
FA: S. Sangdahl, D. Salisbury, J. Baldwin
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Shared By: David A. Turner on Sep 29, 2002 with updates from Rich Farnham and 1 other
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This is a great route on super stone. Do That's Weak to get up to a big ledge with a chain anchor. Belay here or just keep going.

The angle freshens a bit, and the rock is a beautiful gold color through here, with some interesting holds for granite. Climb into an alcove on the left for a rest. Then tackle the overhanging headwall above (crux). Lower back to the ledge, and rap from the chain anchors to the ground. With a 70 meter rope, you can climb That's Weak and TG, TB, &TJ in one pitch and lower off, but put a knot in the end of the rope!!


For the actual pitch, clip about 7-9 bolts and a two bolt chain anchor. If you combine this with That's Weak for one long pitch, bring about 16-17 (19?) quickdraws.


One can also lead this from the ground by climbing "That's Weak" and going directly into "The Good, The Bad, and The Jacked" which makes for a nice long pitch (2 ropes to get off,or 2 rappels). FA: S. Sangdahl, D. Salisbury, J. Baldwin. Oct 2, 2002
Alan Higham  
Great pitch. It is easy to mess up the onsight (as I did!). With the beta, it's quite a bit easier. Very well-bolted apart from the runout section off the belay. Jun 19, 2005
One of the best 12a's in the Canyon... climbs kind of like limestone. 3 stars when combined with That's Weak. Just wish the meat were longer. A 60m rope will just get you back to the ground with a little shenanigans... definitely keep a knot in the end though. Jun 23, 2005
Curt MacNeill
Boulder, CO
Curt MacNeill   Boulder, CO
Very well-bolted and safe. I think it deserves another star in the guidebook though. Combining it with That's Weak (fun thought provoking 10a) makes for an incredibly long pitch where the climbing gets progressively harder on the upper half. Great route! Tie a knot in the end of your rope.... Aug 31, 2011
Peter J. Beyel
Glenwood Springs
Peter J. Beyel   Glenwood Springs
Phenomenal rock climb. Definitely worth doing the 10a into this pitch for the full value 70m rope stretcher. Jul 17, 2013
Dwight Jugornot
Arvada, Co.
Dwight Jugornot   Arvada, Co.
I agree, one of the best at the grade. Powerful and sustained crux.
Technique pays huge dividends here as well as spotting a key rest. This would be a stout onsight. That's theory, of course. Aug 14, 2013
Rule #1. Sorry. Oct 17, 2013
Mr. Stevens
Boulder, CO
Mr. Stevens   Boulder, CO
Put an extra long draw or sling on the 4th bolt of That's Weak if linking pitches to alleviate rope drag. Fantastic route, one of the true gems in BoCan.... Aug 27, 2017
Mark Rolofson
Boulder, CO
Mark Rolofson   Boulder, CO
Bring a total 19 quickdraws. 8 for That's Weak, 1 for That's Weak's right anchor bolt (9th protection bolt), 8 for the Good, Bad & The Jacked, & 2 for the top anchor. Amazing pitch with natural pockets on the headwall. The crux is getting to the last bolt. Bring a 70 meter rope. Sep 9, 2018