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Borg Crack, The TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Human Rope Tester, The S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
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Type: TR, 20 ft
FA: [Al Simons] on top rope
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Shared By: allen simons on Jun 1, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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25 foot crack seam on the north side of the Borg is "The Borg Crack.

The East-facing face was done by Armin at 5.11 and the arete was also toproped by him at 5.12. The climbs are at the paved pullout 0.6 miles west of the Beige Siphon Tube in the Narrows.


Top rope on two bolts.


allen simons
allen simons  
Anyone climbed this other than me? I'm curious about how I rated it. Nov 6, 2004
David Strathman
David Strathman  
5.11 seems like an accurate rating for the route. The crux about 3/4 of the way up seemed about 5.11 c/d though, it is tough, especially if you are shorter. This is a fun route, watch out for plants with thorns getting up to the anchors for a top rope set though. Take a sling with you too, I think there is still an old one up there, I wouldn't trust it to hold a thing though. Mar 7, 2006
allen simons
allen simons  
Thanks for taking the time to rate the route! Someone had previously rated this 5.9.....I'm not a great climber, but when I first did this I was in great shape and had to work it like a boulder problem. I thought it hard 5.11, too, but since it was at the top of my climbing grade I was hesitant. Glad you found it enjoyable. Mar 12, 2006
kyle kingrey
kyle kingrey   Loveland
Well put Al. Feb 12, 2007
Scott Matz
Loveland, CO
Scott Matz   Loveland, CO
Tp with Cale Farhnum, I took Armin's left route. Traversing left at the top, and a mean heel hook gave this route a solid mid 11. May 20, 2009
Thought this was one of the better lines in the BTC! Super dynamic and very unique! I'd give it a solid 5-11c, maybe a bit harder depending on your start and finish in my opinion. Overall, wow definitely will begin working all the moves for a scary highball!!! Sep 20, 2010
allen simons
allen simons  
Cale, if you do get the highball you can re name it if you wish. To my knowledge this has "only" been done as a top rope. Never led, never soloed. Al Sep 23, 2010

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