Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Richard Rossiter
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Shared By: Chris Archer on Oct 18, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is the leftmost route on the Clipboard. Immediately to its right is The Clipboard (11a). It is an excellent route with continuously engaging climbing past the last 3 bolts. This seems a soft touch for 12a. It would deserve another star if it were longer.


5-6 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor.


Jake Wyatt
Longmont, CO
Jake Wyatt   Longmont, CO
Definitely one of the more aesthetically pleasing lines at Avalon. Oct 28, 2003
Bruce Pech
Bruce Pech   Boulder
Interesting climbing on oddly textured rock. At least two letter grades harder than the adjacent Clipboard. Jun 24, 2004
Peter Beal
Boulder Colorado
Peter Beal   Boulder Colorado
Who cares about the rating? This route has some of the best rock in the canyon and if it were another 30 or 40 feet long would be among the best pitches of its kind on the Front Range. Pockets on bombproof granite, crux at the top=must-do route. Sep 26, 2004
Peter, It seems you care about the rating seeing as you down rated it. Sep 27, 2004
Peter Beal
Boulder Colorado
Peter Beal   Boulder Colorado
AC has a good point. I'll respond by saying that I merely gave an opinion without added comment such as "No way is this 12a". If I'm outvoted I'm fine with that. I'm still saying that no matter what the grade, this route is well worth climbing by anyone who makes the hike. I'll add that I had a much harder time with the route to the right, to the contrary of most posted opinion. Sep 27, 2004
Great [climbing], interesting moves, sequence is key. Like Clipboard, if it were twice as long, it would be an area destination. Maybe rope up and fire them back to back for a 80' of great rock and moves. The grade however... I can rarely flash 5.12. 11d is hard for me and it should feel really hard. I should have more trouble than this with torn ligamnets and an [immobilized] left ankle... I almost would say 11b, but maybe the splint makes it easier to front-point small holds? 11c seemed like a maximum. Jul 27, 2005
Young Doug...Whew! This felt a lot steeper when I got on it vs. standing at the bottom and looking up! Ha Ha! Just skip the last bolt, and throw for the Thank God ledge! Nothing up here is as necky as their neighbors 8-miles south...Perhaps serious thought needs to be given to the grading bar that is Eldo...Lumpy..etc. My 2-cents..thanks for listening..or not. Sep 23, 2005
For what it's worth, I found this considerably harder than Freefall. But I guess that only goes to show that I have crappy footwork, or something. I do agree with the above comments about the quality though. The rock is some of the more interesting rock found in Boulder Canyon. Apr 17, 2006
Boulder, CO
dr.natalie   Boulder, CO
Be wary of the 3rd bolt. High possibility of decking trying to clip it. Jun 22, 2007
John mac
Boulder, CO
John mac   Boulder, CO
Would be a classic if it were longer. Very different from any other route in BC that I have been on. Jun 12, 2009
Boulder, Colorado
Dr. VARMENT   Boulder, Colorado
Would be a classic if it were longer, great for a first 'difficult' slab lead. Sep 5, 2013
Red Rock,AZ
BatMasterson   Red Rock,AZ
Size isn't everything.... Aug 7, 2016