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Boulder Slips T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Brand New Bosch S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Colorado Senior Open T,S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Edges and Ledges S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Family Guy T,S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Giggity-Giggity S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
La Lune S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Minutia T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Minutia Arete TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
My Way T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Party Time! T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Pumpkin Corner T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Ride, The T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Same As It Ever Was T,S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Sunlight Arete S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Threshold Variation T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Threshold, The T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Throttle, The T,TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R
Useless One T,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Where's Bob? T,S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Ron Olsen, Bruno Haché, Yvonne D'Andrea, Mike Borkowski, 10/06
Page Views: 4,335 total, 32/month
Shared By: Ron Olsen on Oct 7, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Edges and Ledges is a fun new sport route on the left side of Boulder Slips. It climbs a steep face about 30' left of Minutia. It's well-bolted, and a great lead for someone breaking into 5.8 sport.

Start at the same place as for Minutia, at the base of a slab on the left side of Boulder Slips, about 100' above the road.

Climb an easy slab up to the steep face. Stay away from the gully on the left, which has some loose rock. Clip the first bolt, and work up the face, with many good edges and ledges, past 8 bolts to a nice ledge at the top. Lower 80' back to the start. Avoid the loose gully on the left when lowering -- stay on the slab to the right.

Location

On the left side of Boulder Slips, about 100' above the road, at the base of a slab.

Protection

8 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor with lowering hooks.
WookieStick69 Thomas
Boulder, CO
  5.8
WookieStick69 Thomas   Boulder, CO
  5.8
One of the very best 5.8s in the canyon. Agree that it looks a lot harder than it is. Apr 10, 2016
Jay Eggleston
Denver
  5.8-
Jay Eggleston   Denver
  5.8-
This is a fun route which looks like it will be harder than it really is. It does have big edges and ledges. Feb 12, 2014
jamandbees
Boulder, Colorado
  5.8
jamandbees   Boulder, Colorado
  5.8
Most of the loose boulders earlier commenters mention appear to be gone. The approach gully definitely has a couple of blocks that I'd rather not trust, but you don't have to go anywhere near them, and if you do touch them, they're not precariously balanced.

The climb itself is pretty clean and definitely a good intro for a new 5.8 leader. Nov 2, 2013
James Hicks
Grand Junction, CO
  5.8
James Hicks   Grand Junction, CO
  5.8
This is a fun climb and one of the best 5.8 climbs I have come across in BC. I was just there yesterday, and the poison ivy is just starting to leaf out. So it would probably be safe for a bit longer, but you could see that once its in full bloom it would be EVERYWHERE in the immediate area. In reference to the comment above, I'm not sure why you would belay from the first bolt, that seems needless since there is an obvious belay spot at the bottom of the route. This can safely be done with a 60m rope as well. Apr 22, 2013
Hiro Kurotsuchi
Colorado
 
Hiro Kurotsuchi   Colorado
 
Not bad, not great. Very convenient to climb and go, look out for the poison ivy warnings - the little plants with berries are growing up (April 2012). :) The gully is pretty clear of rolling rocks, it's mainly the approach that will send the rocks downwards.

The obvious belay position below the first bolt has minimal places to stand and you'd have to attach yourself to the bolt to ensure that you won't go for a tumble. You could belay from the bottom of the gully way far from the face I guess - we were able to rap down from the anchor to the bottom of the gully on a single 60m rope. Apr 13, 2012
dseltzer
Boulder, CO
 
dseltzer   Boulder, CO
 
This is a great fall climb, as well as the 5.9 to the left. Stays free of snow for the most part and gets good sun. Oct 28, 2011
Clint Locks
Boulder
 
Clint Locks   Boulder
 
For a moderate route, it doesn't get much better than this! The spacing between bolts will be comforting for a leader new to the grade and the anchor set-up is really convenient for quick on-and-off. Like Gary said, I suspect this route is going to be quite popular. One of your better efforts, Ron, et al! Jun 13, 2009
Rebecca
Broomfield, CO
  5.8
Rebecca   Broomfield, CO
  5.8
This is a great fun route! Positive holds and nice bolt placements make for a nice lead. Some of the really loose rock in the gully to the left came down on us today, although not quite down to the road and it cleared out the gully a bit, but it's still pretty bad, so a great idea to avoid it, as previously mentioned. Since the area is still relatively new, there was some loose rock falling as we were climbing - just be aware. Apr 29, 2009
Ron Olsen
Boulder, CO
 
Ron Olsen   Boulder, CO
 
When you're climbing or descending from this route, stay out of the loose gully on the left, and stay on the slab to the right. There are a number of loose rocks in and left of the gully that are too big to trundle, since they might go all the way to the road. Please do your best to avoid them. Apr 12, 2009
Phil Lauffen
The Bubble
Phil Lauffen   The Bubble
The approach is very loose directly at the base of this route. My partner knocked a few VERY large rocks down almost all the way to the road when he alighted upon terra not so firma after sending this glorious route. Be careful. Apr 11, 2009
Ken Cangi
Eldorado Springs, CO
 
Ken Cangi   Eldorado Springs, CO
 
Excellent route at the grade. Steep jug-hauling all the way to the anchors. The crux is getting to the base of the route without touching the Poison Ivy. It's everywhere. Sep 26, 2007
This is a great route! incredible bolting! Kudos to the FA. Have fun! Mar 9, 2007
Gary Schmidt
Boulder, CO
 
Gary Schmidt   Boulder, CO
 
In my opinion, this route is going to be very popular and deservedly so. It is very nicely and safely bolted for the newer 5.8 leader, easy approach, and great climbing! Nice and steep for a moderate with fun moves along the way. Nov 13, 2006