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49 S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Afterglow S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Baby Gap S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Big Calm, The S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Blind In The Water S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Carters S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Children's Place S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Cobble Almighty S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Functional Idiot S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Groundwork S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Guard Boy S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Gymboree S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Hooked on Estrogen S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Hot Topic S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Just Put It In S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Just a Little Something S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Justice S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Lunchables S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Minienticer S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Minimum Effort S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Minister, The S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Put Down, The S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Space Lord S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Wicked Way, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Zoaster Toaster S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Vince Adams
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Shared By: LeeAB Brinckerhoff on Mar 23, 2006
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

This is a nice pumpy route that climbs one of the few obvious features on the wall. There are a handful of moves in the lower bit of the route that are actually harder than the rest but most will cite the pump as the main difficulty.

Start up the face with some long moves on good holds or use loads of other options. Some harder moves around the 4th bolt and just before reaching the roof. Layback up the right facing corner to an alcove and rest as best you can. Bust left out the exciting undercling with your toes just at the lip of the roof. Continue in this crack as it turns to a layback then move around the arete to the anchors several feet to the left.

Location

Find the roof that dominates the left side of the crag. This route climbs up to and laybacks past the right end of the roof before moving left around the roof to finish at anchors above the right end of the roof. Just left of 49.

Protection

Lots o bolts to chains

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Victoria Edwards
  5.11d
Victoria Edwards  
  5.11d
Says "lots o bolts to the chains" but you really just need 8 draws Jul 12, 2017
lech
  5.11d
lech  
  5.11d
Steeping out onto the big jut out just feels great. This is a must do for the 11+ or 12- climber. Feb 22, 2016
BrianWS
  5.11b/c
BrianWS  
  5.11b/c
11+, but certainly not 12. Watch out for batshit at the base of the traverse. Jan 28, 2013
Brejcha
5.12a
Brejcha  
5.12a
Fixed draws are gone-zo as of 10.10.10. Have fun cleaning. Oct 13, 2010
jt512

  5.11d
jt512    
  5.11d
Straightforward climbing. Crux is fighting off the pump at the top. Totally onsightable, if you have the fitness. There's a good rest before the steep section. Milk the hell out of it. Jul 26, 2010
Abandoned User
  5.12a
Abandoned User  
  5.12a
This line has all fixed draws - at least as of 6/6/10 Jun 6, 2010
Jay Samuelson
Denver CO
  5.12a
Jay Samuelson   Denver CO
  5.12a
This is a cool line that grabs the eye when you first come up to the crag (at least mine). A shorter climb compared to it's neighbors, it still delivers an equal pump as others of the grade, and has some unique movements and position. Once again there's not an definite .12 crux, but the climb stacks up as you make your way to the chains. Fighting the pump not to fall off 5.10 moves after all the climbing you've just done is rather funny and frustrating at the same time. I had a blast on this one. Jun 2, 2009
climber73
Fort Collins, CO
 
climber73   Fort Collins, CO
 
I've been getting shut down or working sections of moves on 11c-12a on the front range for the past few months and haven't sent a 12a yet. I almost flashed this thing on day 2 of a crankin weekend. Clipped the last bolt and couldn't hang on to the chains while fighting the pump. This felt easier than most 12a climbs I've tried to date & would be a great first 12 for the aspiring mid-11 sport climb leader. No single hard move, just pumpy, pumpy, pumpy. Sep 25, 2007
icsteveoh
salt lake city, UT
  5.12a
icsteveoh   salt lake city, UT
  5.12a
Dr. Topo has this rated as 5.12 b Jun 25, 2007