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Contact S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Cosmic Explorer S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Crumbs T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Don't Get Me Started S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Harvest Moon T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Kundalini Express T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Left Line S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Leftovers T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Luminosity, The S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mephistophiles T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Mission To Mars T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
My Place In the Universe T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Party On T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Right Line S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Right Way, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Start Me Up S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Stellar Drifter T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Tower of Power S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Twilight Zone S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
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Type: Trad, 150 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Dan Hare and Chris Wood, 1979. First pitch: R. and J. Rossiter, 1981.
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Shared By: Ray Snead on Sep 7, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Seasonal Closure - 2018 Update Details

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From the talus, scramble up to the left below a large Douglas fir that is visible from the road. Climb an obvious crack system in the upper south face for two pitches.

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Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
Protects well on a single set of cams to 3" plus nuts. The climb is great moves on good rock, but it would be better if not broken up by a ledge. Total length is ~105' and it can be rapped to the ground from the anchors to the right on Cosmic Explorer with a 70M rope. Jun 5, 2006
Mark Cushman
Cumming, GA
Mark Cushman   Cumming, GA
I'm not sure where A Concerned Citizen was, but there are no bolts on this route. We did it this way: one short 30' pitch of hand cracks to a ledge with a tree (5.7ish). The second pitch begins at this broad 15' ledge. A few flaring cracks lead up on balancy moves with somewhat tricky but adequate gear. I saw the anchors to the right on Cosmic Explorer, but headed to the top of the formation via an offwidth and walked off the back. We headed to the next gully over after you top out to walk down. Decent route, a bit dirty but given the location that might be expected. Still fun, though. Jul 10, 2008
Clint Locks
Clint Locks   Boulder
Most of the first pitch has quite the classic alpine feel (discontinuous, loose, 4th/5th class, lichen-y). The second pitch is on much more solid rock and super-cool, and is one of those pitches you wish was at least twice as long. Its beginning is quite run-out, though it's possible to clip the first bolt of Cosmic Explorer and traverse back into the crack from there at 9+ or so. Rapped C.E., after debating the existence of a walk-off. Apparently, according to previous post, that will work. Jun 13, 2011
Jay Eggleston
Jay Eggleston   Denver
The start of the 5.9 section is not completely unprotectable. I think it is unnecessary to clip a bolt on Cosmic Explorer. If you can climb 5.9s, you make a move or two before you get good gear, but it is doable without too much risk. Aug 15, 2013

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