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Bobsled Direct Start aka War Sled

5.12, Sport, 80 ft,  Avg: 2.5 from 6 votes
FA: Vaino Kodas, Bob D'Antonio, 2001
Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Lower Dream Canyon > Plotinus Wall > Left Side
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Start just right of the "Bobsled". Make a series of difficult bouldering moves past three bolts. Clip the third bolt on the Bobsled with a long sling and finish with the Bobsled. Great climbing.


12 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.

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The Bobsled and Lucky Strikes.
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Joshua Merriam
Boulder, CO
[Hide Comment] So, this now continues on its own independent line to the anchor above Lucky strikes for a 5.13 "War on Freedom"? Jul 9, 2008
Joshua Merriam
Boulder, CO
[Hide Comment] Rolofson lists this start as War Sled, and escaping the line even higher as Freedom Sled.

His description of the full War on Freedom mentions stemming out to the holds on Bobsled, but I've been trying to stay the line.

Edit: I finally unlocked the stopper move and know the line will go without any use of Bobsled holds. It's an intense high step/rock up move off the slopey crimp to the high sidepull seam. Now I just gotta put it all together on lead! Aug 14, 2008
Andy Hansen
Longmont, CO
[Hide Comment] Personally I think this route barely tips the scale at 5.12. A hard entrance move leads to easier climbing and then probably mid-11 climbing on Bobsled. More like 5.12a as the entrance moves are barely V4, but, nonetheless, this climb is good with a weird finish on Bobsled. Apr 28, 2013