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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: unknown
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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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This route is on the West Face of Der Zerkle, far right side. Boulder the unprotected direct start to the business, or more easily traverse in from the left. The hard part starts with the first clip and continues to the anchor. Some will argue that this route is 12a. No argument from me. New anchor bolts have been installed.


3 protection bolts.


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Kaelen Willaims
Kaelen Willaims  
Compared to Android Powerpack (just down the way on Square Rock) this thing felt waaay harder than .11d, just thought I'd encourage people to scope this thing out before assuming it would be easy (like I did, even after I'd hangdogged all the moves months ago). Also, the second bolt is in a crappy place. You either have to clip it from a heinous lieback, or just skip it. Mar 29, 2008
kevin murphy
Longtuckity, CO
kevin murphy   Longtuckity, CO
I thought this route was quite good. If you are in the area, check it out. Jul 1, 2011
Meredith DB
Boulder, CO
Meredith DB   Boulder, CO
Placing a shoulder-length sling on the second bolt will allow you to clip it from a good hold. Oct 15, 2011
With fresh fingers, the second clip is fine off a crimp. To improve the value of this tiny "pitch", do the V1 boulder problem up to it. With or without the V1, I call it 12a. Jun 24, 2012
The first bolt is loose and should be replaced with a half-incher, because it could get a lot of action, high above the deck. Jun 19, 2013
Richard Border
Boulder, CO
  5.12a PG13
Richard Border   Boulder, CO
  5.12a PG13
The second bolt is in a fine location, you just need to clip it from the jug after moving through the lieback. Clipping it from the lieback is heinous. Nov 10, 2014
Paul Hunnicutt
Boulder, CO
Paul Hunnicutt   Boulder, CO
Some sharp holds up there. Or very crystally (if that is a word). Jun 7, 2015
Absolution and Hot if You're Not seemed reversed. Sep 25, 2017

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