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Routes in First Tier

Anti-Sport, The T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Body Count S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Catch and Release S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Iron Maiden S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Marquis de Sade S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Mists of Avalon S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sex Slave T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Slayer S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Spare Rib T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Sport Climber's Demise, The T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Sword In The Stone S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Tunnel of Love T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
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Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Richard Rossiter and Christine Damiano, 2001
Page Views: 1,358 total · 7/month
Shared By: shad O'Neel on Jul 24, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Iron Maiden is the second route from the left on the First Tier. Start 10' right of Sex Slave by a short, right-facing corner capped with a small roof. Climb the right-facing corner, step left around the little roof, and continue up the face past two more roofs to the top.

Protection

8 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.

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Bill Farrand
  5.9+
Bill Farrand  
  5.9+
I thought this was a really fun route. Some really nice "jungle gym" moves going through the roofs. Oct 15, 2005
Gary Schmidt
Boulder, CO
  5.9
Gary Schmidt   Boulder, CO
  5.9
Very fun route with interesting moves and nicely bolted, I thought. Guide book rates it 5.10a, but I vote for 5.9. You will not be able to see your belayer from the top, so plan accordingly. Sep 11, 2006
Tom R
Denver, CO
  5.9+
Tom R   Denver, CO
  5.9+
Really fun route. The second roof was a blast. One of the best routes at Avalon. Jun 6, 2009
L G
Boulder, CO
 
L G   Boulder, CO
 
Surmount the first root by stepping left onto the face, head up and right to the second roof, then enjoy the delightful series of moves up the steep holds -- fun! Jun 20, 2010
Travis Drake
Boulder, CO
  5.9 PG13
Travis Drake   Boulder, CO
  5.9 PG13
The first bolt is way too low on this route - high ground-fall potential between it and the second bolt. It goes to show you that just because some climb is bolted doesn't mean it's safe. Sep 3, 2013
Matthew Windchime
denver
 
Matthew Windchime   denver
 
Travis is right, be careful between those first two bolts. Jun 23, 2016

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