Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Bob D'Antonio, Vaino Kodas, 2002
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Shared By: Ray Snead on Nov 30, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Right of Smell the Coffee is a bolted, right-angling flake system. Power up the flake to a small roof, surmount it, then dice over to the anchors. Deceptive.

Protection

4 bolts, 2-bolt anchor. The anchors have no chains, but there are currently a pair of leaver biners in situ.

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Richard M. Wright
Lakewood, CO
Richard M. Wright   Lakewood, CO
This is a nifty little problem with a flake system that just begs to be climbed. There is an interesting transition from the angular movement in the flakes to a fingery crux passing the small overlap. Up and left is a bit easier, but straight up off the undercling avoids the dicey moves back to the anchor. Cool thing. Feb 3, 2003
Scott Conner
Lyons, CO
Scott Conner   Lyons, CO
Albeit short, this is a great little problem. Much closer to .10c than Mr. Sandman (which is fantastic). Interesting, thought-provoking climbing with some spice at the top. Fun! Jul 11, 2003
Fun climb although short. Would get more stars if it was longer. Aug 20, 2003
Nice short line, fun climbing. This and several ratings in this area seem very generous. -Cindy 9+ Aug 29, 2003
Jeremy
Boulder, CO
  5.10a/b
Jeremy   Boulder, CO
  5.10a/b
Fun little route. Felt much more like 10a to me. Jun 17, 2006
Dean Cool
Boulder, CO
  5.10
Dean Cool   Boulder, CO
  5.10
The crux is just below the anchors. Great fun climb. The first bolt is about 10 feet off the ground but easy to get to. Jul 31, 2007
Greg D
Here
Greg D   Here
Fun, steep, short climb. 9+ if it were in Eldo. Dec 10, 2008
Ben Cassedy
Denver, CO
  5.10a
Ben Cassedy   Denver, CO
  5.10a
Very fun movement on this route. Only downside is that it was so short. Not sure why the anchors weren't placed directly above the last bolt. Wouldn't have affected the difficulty, just would have made more sense. I thought this was easier than Sandman by a mile. Aug 12, 2010
Andrew Shoemaker
Olympia, WA
  5.10b
Andrew Shoemaker   Olympia, WA
  5.10b
The comments on this rating goes to show that ratings are subjective. This felt way easier for me than Wake Up Call and Sandman...I would say .10b. Very fun route though. I would definitely recommend this one. Interesting features and fun moves. Just wish it was longer. Jun 2, 2011
T G
Boulder, CO
 
T G   Boulder, CO
 
Kind of dumb anchor placement. Nov 10, 2018