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Bishop Jaggers T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bolts to Somewhere T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Burke Box Ball Route S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Connections T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Dire Straits T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Dos Equis T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Fuzzy Thinking T,S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Look out, Sarah! T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
PTL Club T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
Pornographic Motions T,S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
RU Red I T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a X
Resurrection T,S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Rhythm Scratch T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R
Sea Of Holes T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
South Side Johnny T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sposi-Isaacs Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Topographical Oceans T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Village People T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
YMCA Right Variation aka Tom's Crack Attack T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Trad, Sport, 150 ft, 3 pitches
FA: unknown
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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

A whacky alternate start to Bishop Jaggers, this route has some nice friction climbing.

P1: Do P1 of Topographical Oceans plus, or climb the overlap/flake just left (gear), stepping right at an obvious weakness to join Topo.

P2: Climb the left line of bolts (5.8) to another anchor.

P3: Climb straight up (increasingly difficult friction, 5.10b) to the roof, and traverse down (!) and right to join Bishop Jaggers, or lower from the top bolt.

Protection

Old school bolts, gear optional.

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This is a great route that I have always felt improved by climbing up to the finish overhang and traversing across to finish up Topographical. I have done it this way twice once in 1985ish and then in 1998ish, the last time we traversed across from the last bolt before making the overhang. This way gives a lot of beautiful slab climbing of similar standard and 4 star for me. Jun 2, 2013
Shane Zentner
Colorado
Shane Zentner   Colorado
The first pitch is good, the second pitch is fun, and the third pitch is hard. I took several falls on the bolt at the crux of the third pitch, so it held my weight (140 pounds). I've also taken falls on other old bolts in the Platte; however, this practice not recommended! Aug 4, 2003
Brian Milhaupt
Golden, CO
Brian Milhaupt   Golden, CO
The buttonheads and star drives protecting the third pitch are quite unsafe. A fall on the 5.10 slab before the crack in the overhang would be ill-advised. Jan 16, 2003
Ray Snead  
 
You'll want gear to protect the second if you do the nutty downwards traverse. Oct 31, 2002