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Abyss, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
As Nasty As They Want To Be S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Don't Feed the Agave S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
It Takes a Thief S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Jesus Thinks You're A Jerk S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Mr. Slate S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Purple Shark S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Shark Bait S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Sister of Mercy S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
True Value S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Jason Henrie
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Shared By: Aimee Rose on Mar 30, 2006
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Pretty good route. Kind of funky off the upper ledge, but generally fun moves on steep rock.


Located to the left of the tower proper with big flakes off a big ledge at about the 3rd bolt.


8 or so bolts to chains.


Boulder, CO
claytown   Boulder, CO
Good jug haul warm-up/down if you are here to climb the harder stuff. Oct 6, 2006
Andrew R
Andrew R   Arizony
As you pull onto the big talus-covered ledge above the third bolt, be careful not to knock any rubble down onto your belayer. Cruxes are at the start (don't fall before you get to the first bolt!) and above the big roof. A good route that practically defines the word "bouldery." Sep 5, 2007
Tavis Ricksecker  
This one is a prime candidate for rebolting. The first, second, and fifth bolts are all spinners, as well as one of the anchor bolts (open shut). The fifth (crux) bolt is projecting about 1/4" out of its hole, hanger spinning, and in suspect rock. Yikes! Good thing there are jugs everywhere up there. Dec 11, 2007
Joey Wilhelm
Phoenix, AZ
Joey Wilhelm   Phoenix, AZ
Great, fun route that has obviously getting some heavy use. Today there were at least 2 spinners, and I had quite a large hold break on me up above the second ledge. Jul 26, 2010
Phoenix, AZ
K-Tanz   Phoenix, AZ
Awesome jug haul. If you are pulling on small holds you need to look harder. Crux is definitely before the first bolt. Get after it! Oct 22, 2012
SHOPE Christian
Corvallis, OR
SHOPE Christian   Corvallis, OR
First move is scary on lead if this is at your level. Crux for me is sustained climbing and clipping of bolts after the ledge, Mar 5, 2013
Alan Rader
Indianapolis, IN
  5.11a PG13
Alan Rader   Indianapolis, IN
  5.11a PG13
Fabulous , loved the route. Side pulls, heal hooks, under clings, drop knees.

Right cold shut is showing quite a bit of wear. If you can climb an 11a, then you should know how to Rap down and clean or set a TR with your own draws. Sep 16, 2015
Michael Dom
Michael Dom  
That roof has FANTASTIC holds. Prepare to ninja out! Dec 22, 2015

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