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Alley Cat Street S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Climb to Safety T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Death Tongue Variation T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Hitcher, The S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Narrows Crack T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
White Line Fever T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Jun 21, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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A pleasant little roadside route that is quite close to the road. This is on the upstream end of the North Narrows Slab about 5.3 miles up past CO Hwy 7 & US 36.

Clip a bolt, a pin, and follow 4 more bolts to the top. The crux seemed to be in the upper half of the route where the pitch steepens a bit. It could be soft for 10a, but it's reasonably fun. Rolofson's and Hubbel's guide list it at 5.10a and they give it 2 of 5 & 3 of 5 stars respectively. 1.48 stars here :) 25m.


5 bolts, 1 pin, 2 bolt anchor.


This slab is not a "gimme". 10a seems fair. Maybe it was my concern over the quality of the bolts. Not the worse I have ever clipped though, but probably could stand to be updated. Fall Factors would be low, so they probably ok. At least a SSV 2 stars maybe 3 if you consider the approach. The anchor leaves a little to be desired, but is functional. A Hilti just ain't in my budget right now. Aug 30, 2003
Yeah, I have to give this one 2 stars (measured against other climbs in the area). Fun balancy climbing with a short crux section. Dec 3, 2003
Matt Juth
Matt Juth   Evergreen
Paul is just a big weenie. The pro's fine.... Apr 21, 2004
On 5/16/2006, Ron Olsen and I replaced the five protection bolts and two anchor bolts with stainless steel (SS) 3/8" Rawl bolts and upgraded the old SMC hangers with Petzl Couers. This route lies in a often-wet water streak so the upgrade seemed appropriate. We also added rings for rappel.

The hardware for this work was provided by the ASCA ( They appreciate your support. May 18, 2006

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