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Barnum Route, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Circus In My Pants S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Circus in the Wind S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Clowns Eat Kids S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
I Love the Big Top S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Les Rocks! S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Lil Smokie Goes to the Circus S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Lucky Bozo S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Shadows of Crowes S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Step Right This Way S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Sucker Born Every Minute S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Yankee Doodle Dandy In A Gold Rolls Royce S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
You Gotta Play to Win S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Charlie Kardaleff
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Shared By: Jesse Ryan on Sep 7, 2006
Admins: Mike Snyder, Jake Dickerson, Taylor Spiegelberg

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I climb for routes like this! Five stars! Awesome movement on pockets, sidepulls, crimps will make you grin from ear to ear! A couple of thin moves lead to a sidepull flake near the top. Get ready to rumble as the holds close down to a few crimps and knobs just before the chains.


On the left side of the main Circus Wall. Just right of I Love the Big Top (5.9) and to the left of the 'Circus in my Pants'(12c). Starts on the right facing obvious layback flake.


10 bolts to anchors.


i think you meant to the left of the "wendling" route; aka. Circus in My Pants (12-) Apr 18, 2007
Joshua Merriam
Boulder, CO
Joshua Merriam   Boulder, CO
Wow, I just couldn't help myself with the running commentary as I lead this up... "this is great!", "super fun" , awesome holds.. Loved it! Sep 1, 2008
Parker, Colorado
DavidHH   Parker, Colorado
This route is an absolute CLASSIC! I found the crux to be getting past the last bolt. The pump just kept gaining on me, this is as good as low sport 11 gets. Jul 26, 2009
circus in the wind is rated in the guide book as a 11c Aug 17, 2010
Nick Stayner
Wymont Kingdom
Nick Stayner   Wymont Kingdom
Darn pumpy for an 11-! Outstanding sustained climbing! Jun 11, 2012
Dylan Demyanek
Las Vegas, NV
Dylan Demyanek   Las Vegas, NV
Maybe my favorite route at Ten Sleep so far. Really fun, juggy, pumpy climbing. Crux at the bitter end. Sep 6, 2016
Tim Trippel
Worland, WY
Tim Trippel   Worland, WY
Fantastic 11. Sustained. Crux between 6th and 7th bolt. With difficult going to top. May 16, 2017
Snook Chaipornvadee
Bangkok, TH
Snook Chaipornvadee   Bangkok, TH
Cool route. Would be a great 5.11 breakthrough route because there's no hard crux and the route isn't too long. Aug 18, 2017
Sam Joe Carl
Phoenix, AZ
Sam Joe Carl   Phoenix, AZ
What an awesome route! Might be the most fun 5.11 I've ever climbed. You have to stay one step ahead of the pump on this one, because it stays on you all the way to the chains, with the crux at the very last clip.
FYI - you can access the anchors very easily by climbing the 5.9 next door, so there is literally no reason not to do this route! Sep 12, 2017

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