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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
Haiku S 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
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, 85 ft
FA: Ron Olsen, Greg Hand, Bruno Haché, Yvonne D'Andrea, 10/06
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Shared By: Ron Olsen on Oct 13, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

The first route with my new drill. Brand New Bosch climbs the corner to the right of Edges and Ledges and ends at the same ledge.

Start up the slab as for Edges and Ledges, and climb broken rock to the base of a right-facing corner 15' right of Edges and Ledges. Climb up the corner, and traverse right to a good ledge midway up. Stem up and work back left. Continue up and turn a small overhang at the top.

Location

On the left side of the Boulder Slips crag, at the base of a broken slab, about 100' above the road. Starts in the same place as "Edges and Ledges" and Minutia.

Protection

6 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor with lowering hooks.
WookieStick69 Thomas
Boulder, CO
  5.9
WookieStick69 Thomas   Boulder, CO
  5.9
Solid climb. The crux for me came around/just past the 4th bolt. Make sure to dance around the two loose blocks marked with Xs near the top. Apr 10, 2016
jamandbees
Boulder, Colorado
  5.9-
jamandbees   Boulder, Colorado
  5.9-
There's a loose couple of rocks in a crack near the top, but it's obvious what they are and you don't have to go anywhere near them.

The climb is fun, takes a little bit of thought, and a good intro to 5.9 for anyone looking. Nov 2, 2013
Eric Klammer
Boulder, CO
  5.9
Eric Klammer   Boulder, CO
  5.9
Pretty fun route, definitely harder to decipher than its neighbors to the left and right! Was disappointed though to find a bolt near the top within a few inches of a fine looking crack.... Is this kind of convenience bolting really worth it? Gear for the crack is easy to place and bomber. Apr 24, 2013
James Hicks
Grand Junction, CO
 
James Hicks   Grand Junction, CO
 
Fun route, and it makes the short hike up a little more worth it when climbed with Edges and Ledges. As mentioned before, there are a few loose rocks on this one, the loose rock near the last bolt appears to still be there and is currently marked. There are some loose rocks to the right as you move up towards the anchors as well, but they are pretty easy to avoid.

I did have a hold blow on me though right at the first bolt. It wasn't really on route per se, but I imagine I'm not the only person that has done this. When I was directly below the first bolt, and before stepping up onto the actual wall, I had my hand under the ledge down/right (should have known better, it felt a little questionable). When I leaned back a bit to re-position myself, the hold blew completely and VERY nearly sent me tumbling back down to the belay, which is at least 20 feet. Just be aware, and don't do what I did. The distance from there to the ground is enough to wreck your day. Apr 22, 2013
dseltzer
Boulder, CO
 
dseltzer   Boulder, CO
 
Fun route, but beware the loose rock to the right as you climb over the last overhang to the anchors (to the right of the last bolt). Also a large loose block right below the last bolt. Oct 28, 2011
Clint Locks
Boulder
 
Clint Locks   Boulder
 
Really fun route, esp. if you finish out left on the face. Perhaps a couple of bolts too many (great gear placements out right), but all in all, a nice route. Jun 13, 2009
Matt Gates
Boulder, CO
  5.9
Matt Gates   Boulder, CO
  5.9
Found the crux to be moving back left and up from the big ledge. Other than that it is mostly 5.fun. Nov 3, 2007
Another Great route by the bolters over here! The crux is definitely right at the first boulder jutting out. I think it's after the third bolt... can't remember. But have fun and be safe! Mar 9, 2007