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Africa Flake T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Boogaloo Direct T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Cheap Thrills T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Crater Maker (aka Dark Side of the Moon) T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Dark Angel (aka The Ghost) T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Drain Pipe S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Edger Sanction T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
English Hanging Gardens T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Frontal Lobotomy S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Giant Step S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Hard Trough, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Headwall T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Kwanku Dai T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Left Flake T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Let It Bleed S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Mad Dogs T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Mind Bender T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Northwest Passage T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Pudnurtle T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Puppy Chow T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Puppy Dog T,S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Raging Slab S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Rat Crack T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Rat Crack Variation T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Raw Deal T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Right Flake T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Roof, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Slabbergasted TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Slabtacular TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Toprope Problem T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Trough, The T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Upper Crack T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Variation to Boogaloo T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Virgin, The T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Wedunett T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Type: Trad, 95 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: C Miller on Feb 27, 2006
Admins: C Miller, Euan Cameron, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Start just left of Crater Maker, and two routes left of The Trough, and climb past three bolts to a three bolt anchor at the base of Mad Dogs. Rap off or continue straight up Mad Dogs or head left to the Right Flake (5.7).

The protection on this route is fairly good and as such makes it enjoyable on it's own or as an approach pitch to the upper climbs.

Protection

3 bolts, bolted anchor/rap

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Uhliebrah  
 
Cool beginner route. Great climb to learn how to lead. Just be sure to start as Bill O. said start at Crater maker and then move left to Wedunett. I made the mistake of taking a nub to it and I didnt realize the straight approach was so hard! Nov 16, 2011
Chris D
the couch
Chris D   the couch
I set up a TR on this route and was delighted to find that there are many challenging variations if you eliminate the edges and just give it a go on friction alone. Lots of fun, and just the right length to keep a new climber close enough to shout encouragement and beta.

I was at the gym tonight, and when I suggested to some folks we met that they join us at Big Rock, one of them responded "Big Rock is boooring."

Compared to the gym, Big Rock is as exciting as the circus on acid. Sometimes I just don't get people. Feb 4, 2010
Bill Olszewski
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Bill Olszewski   Colorado Springs, CO
 
Another great easy route. Most people lead this and top-rope Crater Maker. Although the standard start climbs the ramp from the bottom of Crater Maker, up to the left, you can spice it up with a couple variations to the start: direct up to the first bolt is about .10b and about five feet to the right of that is more like 5.9. Be aware that these starts are unprotected, but the fall is no worse than the average boulder problem. May 1, 2007