Type: Trad, 90 ft
FA: Alvino Pon and Mark Pell, early 1990s
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Shared By: tobias nitchka on May 17, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Nice route. If you wanna place gear in the canyon, this is one to consider. It starts up a big left-facing dihedral, goes over a bulge, then later a roof. There are plenty of placement options. As the climbing gets easier (although the rock is a bit sketchier), head left up under the huge overhang. There's an anchor there that you can rap off (or continue on with the short second pitch named "Upper Cut"--recommended).

The Colorado Front Range book lists this as over a 100 foot rappel, but it's not. The length of the climb is more like 80 feet total. It has a great belay ledge with nice views of the canyon and kayakers in the spring.


Medium rack. I only used wires and cams, though hexes would have taken well....


Casey Bernal
Wheat Ridge, CO
Casey Bernal   Wheat Ridge, CO
I thought this is a quality route. Hexes do work really well on this climb. I thought it was closer to 100', though we didn't bring a measuring tape and we stopped at the chains which adds a little. There wasn't more than ~30' of the 70m rope on the ground for the rap. Apr 20, 2008
Darren Mabe
Flagstaff, AZ
Darren Mabe   Flagstaff, AZ
To clarify, the anchors listed as 110' (from Alvino's notes) are further left along the ledge system (above Epidote, I think). The first two cold shuts you get to at the top of Body English are really only about 85' back to the ledge.

Classic and fun route. Great gear, solid stone, fun jamming. Plenty of body English gets you through the hard parts. A #4 Camalot was nice to have. Mar 29, 2010
Kevin Capps
Golden, CO
Kevin Capps   Golden, CO
This was my first time to the area, and I picked Body English because of how beautiful of a line it was. The movement on the climb was funky, challenging, and spectacular. Very fun route!! Jul 18, 2011
'Preciate all the nice comments. This is another route by me and Alvino Pon from the early '90s, and it is a hidden gem and well protected with clean gear. Your body will point in all directions of the compass as you work your way up between secure rest stances. If a move seems too funky one way, just face the other way and it will open up to you. This is one of those you'll wish was hundreds of feet tall. Mar 23, 2014
Rob Meringolo
Denver, CO
Rob Meringolo   Denver, CO
If you want to feel extra secure bring a #4 BD cam. Place both #3s I had and could have used the bigger piece through the wider section in the middle, not completely necessary though, just my 2 cents. If you are hunting for CCC cracks, this should be on your list. Jul 26, 2014
Mark Hammond
Eldorado Springs, CO
Mark Hammond   Eldorado Springs, CO
Fun route. Sketchy block just to the right as you pull the 2nd roof. Avoidable, but big enough to kill someone and teetering. Dec 12, 2017