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CC Left T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Crichton's Crack T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
First Iteration S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Flake-O-Saurus T,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Get Up That Tree T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lawyer on the Toilet T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lichen Lung T,TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Mud in Your Eye T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Prologue T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Recombination Mutation T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Rowdy Joe Bad S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Second Iteration S,TR 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Slot-A-Saurus aka Anatomy Lesson T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Sore-O-Pod aka Spatial Juxtaposition T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Velociraptor's Revenge T 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Type: Sport, TR, 40 ft
FA: Long time ago
Page Views: 111 total, 1/month
Shared By: Chad Bowman on Nov 14, 2003
Admins: Mike Snyder, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki

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Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 Details

Description

From Sore-O-Pod, First Iteration is the line of bolts going up the face just to the left. Second Iteration is on the right.

Great route! This has some delicate face climbing at the beginning and the end with the crux coming right before the top-out.

Protection

I think there are [three] bolts, but you can protect in the crack to the right (Sore-O-Pod). A trad top-rope anchor can be set above Sore-o-Pod also.

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Tombo
Boulder
 
Tombo   Boulder
 
Boulder Canyon climbers beware. Mar 25, 2012
Climbed this the other day. I did the rightward stem above the last bolt. I felt this climb to be 10c/d. Jun 30, 2009
Matt Richardson
Longmont, CO
 
Matt Richardson   Longmont, CO  
 
OK, now I have to weigh in on this. I have been climbing slab recently and feel fairly comfortable on it and, agreeing with Dylan and Chris, this thing is way harder if you stick left on the little ledges - maybe 11a/b with reach (I'm 6'2" also)? However, it is unclear to me how you continue right as you get the best clipping stance from those ledges. I didn't get a chance to go back and try it, but maybe you could back off the ledge once clipped and then traverse right.

But, if you do choose to go left, it is doable and I don't think you are in for a bad fall (you are just about 2 to 3' left of the bolt, which is about at you feet when you go for it). Just be aware that you will be crimping and smearing off of nothing. Jul 14, 2008
Dylan Kuhn
Reno, NV
 
Dylan Kuhn   Reno, NV
 
I sat on those ledges for a long time, then finally settled on a big traverse step to the right, just because the fall would be better. It felt like at least 10a. Later I tried the final move up from the ledges on TR, and made it, but it did feel hard. Would be even harder with less reach (I'm 6'2"). Then again, I haven't been doing much slab lately.... Jul 24, 2007
chris parks
5.10a
chris parks  
5.10a
I attempted to climb this thing today. I am not a stellar slab climber, but I think this thing goes way harder than 10a. so bear with my comments. I am sure you more experienced folk can explain to this inchoate slab climber how to do this thing.

From the third bolt this is what I did.

I climbed up on the little ledges to the left of the bolt which put me above the bolt and in a nasty fall situation. From here I tried to go up but could not. From the top little ledge above and left of the bolt there is protrusion from the wall that I thought that I might be able to use, but pretty confident using it would have resulted in getting spit off this thing and taking a good whipper.

So what I did was downclimb to below the third bolt at the horizontal and do the A0 pendulum traverse to the easy crack to the right.

What gives with this climb does it take some wild weird Vedauwoo traverse from the bolt or go straight up? I will stick to wide cracks in the meantime. Oct 15, 2005
Brian Weinstein
  5.10a
Brian Weinstein  
  5.10a
...a #1 Camalot will give some comfort at the horizontal crack before the last bolt. I found that finishing the route straight up would bump the grade up significantly. Blank friction. Enter Sore-o-pod or exit left if up is not an option. Jul 20, 2004