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20th Century Man S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Access All Areas S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Applauding Eagle S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Cheers S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cornerstone S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Damn Right I've Got the Moves S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
De Gaulle Syndrome S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Down n' Dirty S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Fight Club S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Green Grenade S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Hourglass, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hurricane, The S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Keystone S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Leaning Tower S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Nalalator S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
New Philanthropists, The S,TR 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Purple Toe Nails S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Quoting Yoda S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Return of the Headhunters S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Rising, The S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Short & Sweet S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Stone of Ignorance S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Straight Rocket S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Sugar and Spice S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Toxxxic Entertainment S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Tractatus S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Travis is Sole King S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Tree Trimmer S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Unknown 5.10 S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Weapons Of Mass Arousal S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
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Type: Sport, TR, 70 ft
FA: Rick Thompson, Bob D'Antonio, 2000
Page Views: 1,698 total, 11/month
Shared By: Dave Fleury on Dec 31, 2004
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Start with a layback move under a small roof and pull to the left to get the first bolt. You may want a spot for this. Continue up some technical moves for the next two bolts (the first 3 bolts are the crux in my opinion.) Head right onto the arete for some more fun stuff. This mellows out for a bit, but then you hit a small roof. It is a bit reachy, but the holds are there. Continue up to the anchors. I have only top roped this route, but it's a lot of fun.

Location

The New Philantrhopists is to the right of 21st Century Man.

Protection

8 bolts.

Eds. note the anchor bolts may be in hollow rock.

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Adam Block
Colorado Springs, CO
  5.11b
Adam Block   Colorado Springs, CO
  5.11b
A V2 into a weird traverse above a branch lead to an exposed & beautiful 5.8 arete with terribly boring mantel moves for 40 feet with lovely rope drag from the beginning. It's two different and varied routes that Frankenstein'ed together to make one weird outing. I guess if you're in the area and have done the other 11s? May 18, 2017
Julia
 
Julia  
 
Fun, technical movements, maybe have your belayer wear a helmet. Jan 26, 2016
Rebolted in 2015 (anchor only). Hardware courtesy of the ASCA. Consider a donation today @ safeclimbing.org. Oct 25, 2015
Guy H.
Fort Collins CO
 
Guy H.   Fort Collins CO
 
The anchor bolts are in a hollow flake. A little scary.... Dec 29, 2013
Kevin Neilson
Boulder
Kevin Neilson   Boulder
Warning! The two bolt anchors appeared to me and my partner to be on a block of dubious permanence. I'd feel better if the bolt anchors were moved a bit. Otherwise the route is great. The crux is on the face. Traversing right to the arete is a bit tricky and then it eases up. The arete is a lot of fun. Apr 27, 2009
Joe Stern
Moab, Utah
  5.11b
Joe Stern   Moab, Utah
  5.11b
Really fun. My first time I did the opening moves via the apparently standard "layback move under a small roof." Today I started on the face just down and left of the first bolt. Seemed like a good approach for those of us with more technical than powerful inclinations - about the same difficulty, too. Agree that the first 3 bolts are the crux - some balancey moves on good holds that keep your attention. Once on the arete, the climbing is engaging - big holds, some big moves, and picturesque position. Feb 16, 2009
jarthur
Westminster, CO
jarthur   Westminster, CO
This route was really good. I'm just bummed I missed the onsight on this one. The holds just disappeared after the 3rd clip. A pretty reachy route once your on the arete, but super classic in my opinion. Mar 23, 2008