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Routes in The Bastille - N Face

Bastille Crack, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Coach's Demise T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Cross-country T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
Crossfire T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
DNF 5.10 variation T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Derek-Tissima TR 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b X
Direct North Face T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R
Hairstyles and Attitudes T,S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Independent Study T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Inner Space T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c X
Interceptor T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
Lilliburlero T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R
Liquor Mart T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
Madame Guillotine S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
March of Dimes T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Marie Antoinette T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Model Citizen T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c X
Nexus T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Northcutt Start T,TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Northeast Corner T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Northwest Corner T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Outer Face T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Outer Space T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Prow Finish T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Saturnalia T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
Shatek's Ramp-age T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Space T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
Space Invaders T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Spice Tour, The T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
Werk Supp T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Wide Country T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Wide Times T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R
X-M T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Type: Trad, Sport, 70 ft, 4 pitches Fixed Hardware (4)
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Tony B on Jul 9, 2004
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Space Invaders is a worthy variation of Outer Space, doing the harder parts of that climb and then bumping out left to add some 5.11 climbing.

Climb to the upper pitches of Outer Space and start up and left on the final pitch. After ~ 30 feet of climbing, a small ramp and ledge droping down and left appears on your left-hand side. You will note a bolt within reach of it. Protect the crack of Outer Space with good pro & a long sliing, then go down and left on the sloping slab to get a stance below a bolt, which you climp.Cimb up and left of the bolt on a flake and crack system. Supposedly a mid-range TCU protects this area, but nothing I could get was worth having. At the top of the flake system, a few necky moves have to be done (5.10, 10' above the bolt, ledge fall potential) do these and clip the second bolt. climb up and left (crux, hard for 11a?) and generally climb up towards the top. An old two-bolt anchor is at the top if this climb, but they are not suited for rapping on- you can set an anchor up top, if desired. The best way down is to walk down as for Outer Space or the Bastille Crack.

Presently there is a small but active wasp nest in the pocket just below the 2-bolt anchor. They were not aggressive yesterday.

Protection

Protection at for Outer Space plus a few quickdraws & a "medium TCU" (that probably wouldn't hold even a short fall anyway).

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Wally
Denver
Wally   Denver
This is a great finish to Outer Space. Sep 15, 2010