Type: Sport, 75 ft
FA: Bob D'Antonio, 2000
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Shared By: Guy H. on Mar 14, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This route is located around the corner right of Oscar de la Cholla. Start in a moderate, right-facing corner with one bolt. Climb to the loose ledge and start the real climbing. The jamming crux is only two moves long, and the rest is 5.10 crack and chimney moves. A fun climb that would make a good trad climb if you were so inclined.


7 bolts plus anchors.


There is no way the crux is just an .11d!!! unless You are at least 6'3" tall. If you wanna go on a .12 something, go ahead, have fun, but if you are lookin' for an .11d try something else. Mar 23, 2003
Guy H.
Fort Collins CO
Guy H.   Fort Collins CO
I thought it was a tough move (I'm 6'4"), but my partner who is shorter (5'10") thought it was easy for a 5.11d. Go figure...

The key to moving through the overhanging crux is to dial in the correct body and foot position, which will be different depending on your hieght. Layback the pinch hold and make a high right hand jam to reach the jug at the third bolt. Mar 26, 2003
This would be an easy eleven trad lead at many areas around the country. Those bomber finger locks amount to three-finger jugs for a crack climber. Great route. Oct 14, 2004
Kirk Woerner
Kirk Woerner  
Awesome route. Not 11d IMO. Whatever it is, the crux is short (right off the ledge). Once you get the hand jam on the left it's over. Use hands in the right order, and stem high. But it IS crack climbing at Shelf Jan 1, 2005
Kevin Neilson
Kevin Neilson   Boulder
I wouldn't say this route is an 11d. (I'm 6'1".) The crux is right above the legde, so if you fall you probably hit the ground. The rock is also sharp and the fingerlocks tight; my index finger was numb for quite a while after this climb. Watch out for all the loose rock on the ledge; I brought down a stone pulling the rope. Also, a cam would have been nice between the first two bolts. A shirt is recommended; I didn't wear one and scratched up my shoulders and scapula. All that said, I enjoyed the crack and stemming. Sep 5, 2008
This is a fun route, the book gives it 11a/b, which may be the first few moves off of the ledge, but that's even a stretch, and you can rest all over this thing. I'm no sandbagger, but I'd honestly give it 10b/c. Harder, obviously if climbing cracks is foreign to you.

Watch for loose rock, a baseball-sized chunk fell out while I was on it. Dec 27, 2011
Jessica Pemble
Yosemite, CA
Jessica Pemble   Yosemite, CA
I'm 5'3" and this definitely felt more like 11a or b. What a spectacular route! Fun! Thanks! Jan 22, 2012
Asheville, NC
Lucas   Asheville, NC
A standard rack up to #3 with double finger-sized pieces and you can sew this thing up...bring your rack! Short boulder problem off the ledge up to a 5.9 dihedral. Would prob be a 10b or 10c in most trad areas. Jan 9, 2013
Chrissy Crushes
Boulder, CO
Chrissy Crushes   Boulder, CO
Yeah, I am 5' 5", and this felt like 5.11 a/b. I thought it was super duper fun. May 23, 2016