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Bag of Tricks aka Flake S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Beak, The S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Black Streak, The S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Bob's Nob S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Castlewood Capers S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Cheesedick Soiree S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Cobble Wobble S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Horizontal Bop S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Icerigger S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Nob Job S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Noodlers' Nightmare S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Nose Job S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Phalloid Void S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Pit Viper S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Pocket, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Prarie Dog S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Ruse, The S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Seamless aka Knappweed Infestation S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Sidewinder S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Slot, The S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Song of the Wood S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Sub, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Sun Cave Direct S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Sun Cave Right S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Svengali S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Textured Landscape S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Triskaidekaphobia S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
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Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: 09/02/98
Page Views: 830 total, 4/month
Shared By: Tom Hanson on Nov 1, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Seasonal Raptor Closures Details

Description

Horizontal Bop begins at the left side of the cave and traverses right past several bolts. This climb is quite unique. After climbing up to the lip of the roof, the climber moves straight right in a completely horizontal traverse. Even though no vertical is gained, the ground drops farther away as one moves right. This climb is incomplete, as it lacks anchors, but it is usually done by moving right until there are no more bolts, then back-leading (unclipping as you move back left). Done this way, you get cramps in both legs from the constant heel hooking. Hooking the left on the way right and hooking the right when headed back left.

Protection

Draws.

Location

Park in the west end of the South Rim Parking Lot. This is found by entering the park on Parker Rd, south of Franktown and continuing west, past the visitor center, to the western-most parking area. Take the trail north to The Inner Canyon Trail. Take The Inner Canyon Trail to the bottom of the canyon. Once at the bottom, cross over the bridge and hike directly up the hill to the north to a long horizontal cave.

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Chris Cavallaro
  5.11d
Chris Cavallaro  
  5.11d
This climb is awesome! One of the most unique climbs I have ever been on. Feb 17, 2008