Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Kurt Smith,1990
Page Views: 2,180 total · 11/month
Shared By: richard magill on Oct 4, 2002 with updates from Derek Young
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures & Rockfall Mitigation Project Details
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Description

This is a nice line with a testy and tenuous crux. It is worth the walk up the hill.

Idiot Savant is on the right side of the tunnel. To get there, walk up the low-angle rock slabs that lead up and right. DO NOT walk up the dirt hillside- loose rock abounds that will just roll down and hit cars in the highway.

When you get a good ways up the slabs, you will begin to see some bolted lines. A big boulder splits the cliff in two - there are currently 4 bolted lines right of the boulder. Idiot Savant is to the right of the boulder, and can be easily recognized because it shares its anchor with another line (Indirect Savant, 12c)). Indirect is on the left; Idiot is on the right.

Location

Idiot Savant is on the right side of the tunnel.

Protection

5 (now 6) bolts.

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Hardman  
Although this route has always been referred to as .12a, it seems really, really soft for the grade. I have always considered it to be about .11b. In any case, it is somewhat worth doing as a warm up for Twitch.... Oct 7, 2002
Matthew Lloyd
denver colorado
  5.11c
Matthew Lloyd   denver colorado
  5.11c
This route is probably mid-5.11, it is also pretty good, a little boulder problem leads to steep fun climbing. Worth the hike. Apr 12, 2012
Mark E Dixon
Sprezzatura, Someday
 
Mark E Dixon   Sprezzatura, Someday
 
This has 6 bolts now. Oct 15, 2013
I know this isn't a high traffic line, necessarily, but the left anchor bolt needs to be replaced (5/18). The right one is in good shape, though. May 9, 2018