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Angel of Mercy S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Aricept S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Depends T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Devil in Disguise S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Digital Stimulation T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Elder Abuse T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Failure To Thrive S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Freak Brothers V10 7C+
Grampa's Day Out S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hip Replacement S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Lost Dentures T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sponge Bath T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Sundowning S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
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Type: Trad, Sport, 60 ft
FA: Bob D'Antonio and Greg Hand
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Shared By: Ron Olsen on Feb 5, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Seasonal Closure - 2018 Update Details

Description

On the middle tier. Go left from the lower tier (bouldering wall) and reach the middle rock. Sponge Bath climbs the slab and then the handcrack on the left up a steep face past two bolts.

Protection

Gold and blue Camalots plus quickdraws will get you to a two-bolt anchor.

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David A. Turner
  5.10-
David A. Turner  
  5.10-
Also an option to put gear in the handcrack, but climb to its right a bit, then jog back left at the overhang. Nice combination of gear and bolts. Sweet bit of steep face climbing at the top. May 16, 2006
Ron Olsen
Boulder, CO
  5.9+
Ron Olsen   Boulder, CO
  5.9+
We climbed directly up the hand crack in the slanting corner on the left instead of taking the line shown in the beta photo. A #2 and #3 Camalot protected this section well. Thin crux move past the first bolt on the headwall above. Sep 4, 2006
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
  5.9+
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
  5.9+
Better and more independent if done from the left-hand crack the whole way - 2.5" handcrack down low. Take a red & yellow Camalot.
But be careful- not all of the flakes in that crack are trustworthy for gear. I was careful and I've heard a story involving some rock blow-out. Aug 23, 2007
Jay Eggleston
Denver
 
Jay Eggleston   Denver
 
The crack is really fun when done as a lieback. Apr 28, 2013
Mark Rolofson
  5.10a
Mark Rolofson  
  5.10a
I only had a green Alien with me. I was able to get it in the narrowest crack I could find. Right above it, I got a sling above a solid block with a small horn in the back of the crack. There is one tricky move on the headwall. Climb "Depends" to start past its first 2 bolts. Mar 25, 2018
L Kap
Boulder, CO
L Kap   Boulder, CO
I really liked this climb. I placed three cams (a BD #3, a small Metolius, and a BD #4) to protect the crack section. The rest is well-bolted. Thecrux for me was traversing out onto the upper face and one move above that, both of which had fine hands but required trusting slabby feet. Aug 19, 2018

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