Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Glenn Schuler, Mark Milligan, Rick Westbay, 5/88
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Shared By: Mike Anderson on Oct 26, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This route is super cool! If you're one of those gym climbers that bitches about the small holds in the SLV, then try this route. Not a small hold on it, but it will get your attention. Shady all day!

Eds. this is the stunning arete on the left side of the wall. The guidebook is actually incorrect.


This is in the alcove across from the Virgin.


~4 bolts. There are anchors.


Golden, CO
Monty   Golden, CO  
I believe this is just left of Sheer Strength. Actually, I think the SLV guide by D'Antonio calls this Sheer Strength. Feb 12, 2009
Aurora, CO
Rico   Aurora, CO
There are discrepancies everywhere I've looked (Rock Climbing Colorado guidebook, SLV, and mountain project). I thought this one was Sheer Strength, the crack to the right was Sheer Lunacy, and the next climb to the right in the corner was Dazed and Confused. But what do I know. May 26, 2009
This is a fantastic route!! Highly recommended! It is much more thuggish than the typical thin, techy, Penitente route. Apr 29, 2011
William Mondragon  
5 bolts. Supa fun. Aug 29, 2012
Replaced first 3 bolts with 1/2 SS sleeve bolts in 2018. The original wedge bolts were severely damaged from being hung/whipped on while they were spinning. Hard to keep wedge bolts tight in this soft rock. New hardware courtesy of the ASCA, consider a donation @ safeclimbing.org. Jun 28, 2018