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Routes in Der Zerkle

Absolution (submitted as Hot if You're Not aka The Brown Eye Wall) S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
April Fools S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Bar None S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Der Fuhrer TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
East Face Left Side T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
East Face Right/Der Zerkle T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Feeling Lucky S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Final Solution T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Happy Ending T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Hot if You're Not aka The Brown Eye Wall (submitted as Absolution) S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Knot Carrot S,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
New Beginnings T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Ribspuren T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Southeast Arete T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Sunny Side One T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Sunny Side Two T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
Touch Monkey S,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Two Clucks From Saigon T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
West Face [Der Zerkle] T 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
What If You're Not? T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Wing Ding S,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
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Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: David Turner & Terry Murphy
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Shared By: David A. Turner on Sep 14, 2004
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Temporary Trail and Raptor Closures Details
Access Issue: Routes on Der Zerkle are closed from 1 April to 1 September Details


This fun route is on the West Face of Der Zerkle, far left end. Romp up jugs and huecos through a short overhang and blunt arete.


4 protection bolts, 2 bolt anchor.


Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
The moves are not hard, per se, but I think some 5.8 leaders are going to be a little befuttled around the 3rd bolt. Oct 4, 2004
Ray Snead
Ray Snead  
Intimidating looking, and the crux is perplexing, but it probably really is only 5.8. A bit crispy at the second bolt.

Neverthess, a worthy and exciting "moderate" outing if combined with What if You're Not and P1 of Hell Freezes Over. Oct 11, 2004
George Bell
Boulder, CO
George Bell   Boulder, CO
We were confused as to what was expected of us after the last (4th) bolt. I moved left, and the climbing suddenly became easy and I found myself above the top anchor. While lowering off, I spotted chalk off to the right and my partner headed out there. I guess this could be the required finish, but it is rather circuitous. Moving straight up after the 4th bolt did not seem 5.8, maybe somthing has broken off?

Anyway, this is a fun and worthwhile route. Oct 2, 2005
Worth doing. If climb is supposed to go right at the fourth bolt, it would definitely fall into the contrived category. One star. May 7, 2006
Matt B
Boulder, CO
Matt B   Boulder, CO
Not the best route in the world but not the worst either. Like others have said, it can feel contrived toward the top, but it's worth doing if you're already in the area and it's open. Climb the other moderates in the area first though, as they generally have better climbing. Apr 29, 2018
Mark Roth
Mark Roth   Boulder
No more spinners!
All of the bolts on this were replaced with glue-ins. The anchor now also has ClimbTech Mussy hooks. Thanks to the ASCA for supplying the hardware and to Greg Barnes and Bruce Hildenbrand for the help, and thanks to OSMP for allowing the upgrade. May 23, 2018

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