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Routes in Lower Right Side

A Tall Cool One S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Bowling Block V1-2 5
Centennial S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Curb Service S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Dry Run S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Father Figure S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Fin T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Happy Ending S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Hareless In Boulder T,TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Just Like Nebraska S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Shady Deal S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Splitting Hares S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Splitz S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Zee Eliminator T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Bob D'Antonio, Greg Hand, Kent Lugbill and Ray Snead, July 2003.
Page Views: 2,607 total, 15/month
Shared By: Ron Olsen on Jun 14, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

On the far rightside of the Bowling Alley almost near the road is a cluster of four routes near a large ponderosa tree. This route climbs the blunt-arete on fairly good holds past several bolts. Clip the first bolt (black hanger) and step up and left to the second bolt. Tend right back towards the arete to a testy moves past the third and fourth bolts. Reach a good flake and make a strenuous move over a small bulge and reach a good rest. Head up and right to a good ledge and power up past the last two bolts to the anchor. Good climb!

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Eight bolts with get you to a two-bolt anchor.

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Ken Cangi
Eldorado Springs, CO
  5.11b
Ken Cangi   Eldorado Springs, CO
  5.11b
This route, imo, is more deserving of 3 stars than 2. The movement is very good. Oct 31, 2014
Jay Eggleston
Denver
  5.11c
Jay Eggleston   Denver
  5.11c
I think this is a little harder than it is rated in the D'Antonio guidebook. Not much harder, but I would say 11c rather than 11a/b. Mar 13, 2014
Andrew Shoemaker
Olympia, WA
  5.11b/c
Andrew Shoemaker   Olympia, WA
  5.11b/c
Didn't really like this route. The moves were really awkward and the clipping stances were a bit sketchy with my short stature. There are a lot better routes than this at Bowling Alley. This was much harder for me than Shady Deal was (which I onsighted). Jun 2, 2011
Greg Hand
Golden, CO
Greg Hand   Golden, CO
Actually it is probably close to 125 years! We began in the era when the "shoulder stand" was considered free climbing. It is almost a wheelchair-accessible approach. Jun 17, 2003
Scott Conner
Lyons, CO
Scott Conner   Lyons, CO
...and it took all four of them to put this one climb up! :-) Jun 17, 2003