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Crooked Cross T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Eye Sockets Look Down on Chess Board Metals T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Fogline S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
I Spy T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Koon's Corner T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Roundabout T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Southern Cross T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Spy Story T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: Tim Hudgel
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Shared By: Michael Kullman on Aug 14, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is an excellent new sport route on the left side of the Sentinel, just to the right of I Spy. It is approximately 100' long with double bolt anchors at the top (not visible from the ground, bring gear to setup a toprope), a 60m rope will just make it down in one rap. It is a fun route for moderate leaders with good position and exposure.


12 QDs.
Jay Eggleston
Jay Eggleston   Denver
I did this route again with 6 years between climbs. I still think it is good and the lichen was not too bad. I still think it is a worthy route. Oct 11, 2015
Loveland, CO
Mathias   Loveland, CO
I had a hard time figuring out where the top anchors were. I got to the last bolt and clipped, tried a hand traverse on the ledge above that bolt but started to see lichen on the left, so I moved back to the arête and around the corner. Now 5.10a is currently pushing my limit on sport lead, but to those who've said going around the arête is probably not 5.10, it still seemed pretty hard from my perspective.

I did find the anchors, which are out of sight, but just over the top and left of the last bolt, and clipped them from above. Honestly, had I known exactly where they were, I'm still not sure I could have reached them from the last bolt without using the arête. The hand and feet in the middle of the face get pretty sparse past that last bolt. Really fun route though with plenty of rests and whether it was intention bolt placement or not, good clipping stances almost the whole way up. Looked like any fall would be a pretty clean one, too. Mar 28, 2015
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
It has cleaned up well. It is now a great route with the best and crux up top if you stay on the left of the arete where the bolts are. You can cheat right, but then I'm not sure it is 5.10. Sep 7, 2013
Bishop, CA
outdooreric   Bishop, CA
Certainly a worthy route. The anchor is in an awkward spot should have some chains added to replace the Metolius rap hangers. The crux is probably the desperate face at the top that everyone avoids by climbing the arete, but there is plenty of sustained climbing throughout. Fun route. I didn't notice too much lichen compared to other routes in SSV. Apr 17, 2011

The only detraction on this route was a bit of lichen, and possibly bolts near potential gear placements. Long, continuous stretch of good rock. Bolt locations were good, in that the route isn't dangerous, but kept my attention. Getting to the 2nd bolt was kind of exciting, as some of the holds reminded me of holds that have blown out on me before, usually sending me for a good ride. All in all, definitely worth doing and probably the best route on The Sentinel. Sep 13, 2010
Jay Eggleston
Jay Eggleston   Denver
Lots of lichen on this one, but the movement is fun and it is certainly worth doing if in the area. Sep 10, 2009
You can find the crux if you traverse left instead of hitting the arete near the top. It goes, but does not feel like the natural line. Jun 28, 2004
George Bell
Boulder, CO
George Bell   Boulder, CO
This is a fun and safe route! The river crossing is tricky this time of year, and the poison ivy is exploding with all the rain. But once you get to it this route is very nice. The top 3 bolts or so seem places too far left as it's easiest to climb the arete at the end. This route has a lot of 5.9 moves on it but has no obvious crux. Jun 28, 2004
Matt Juth
Matt Juth   Evergreen
Still a little dirty. Very exciting route with good exposure. You can downclimb the bottom of I spy if you don't have a 60m. Apr 5, 2004
Brian Hansen
West of Boulder, CO
Brian Hansen   West of Boulder, CO
Fine route that will be even better when it cleans up a bit. Aug 20, 2003