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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, 50 ft
FA: Bruno Haché and Ron Olsen, 11/05/06
Page Views: 1,259 total, 9/month
Shared By: Ron Olsen on Nov 5, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This is a cool arete climb that catches the last rays of the afternoon sun.

Hike up the path on the left side of Boulder Slips to the staging area where Edges and Ledges and Minutia start. Scramble up ledges and steeper rock to the right; be careful of loose rock. Continue up to a sloping area at the base of a 50'-tall face with a thin crack in its center. The route climbs the arete on the left side of this face. There is a belay bolt at the start of the route, and a rappel anchor about 20' to the left.

Work up the face and arete past 5 bolts to the anchor. Fun moves all the way up. Lower 50' back down.

To get back to the staging area by the start of Edges and Ledges and Minutia, rappel from an anchor about 20' left of the route. Rap 95' down a gully; watch for loose rock. It's also possible to downclimb, but the rappel is easier.

Location

On the left side of the Boulder Slips crag, on the upper tier, up and right from the start of Edges and Ledges and Minutia, at the base of a 50' arete.

See Route Overview photo.

Protection

5 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor. Belay bolt at the start. Rappel anchor 20' left of the start of the route.

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Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
  5.10b
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
  5.10b
No better or worse than 'Useless One' to the right. They can indeed be done as completely different and isolated routes but are more naturally blended with a few shared moves. Sep 17, 2016
WookieStick69 Thomas
Boulder, CO
  5.10b
WookieStick69 Thomas   Boulder, CO
  5.10b
Some cool moves on this route. You definitely have to use both sides of the arete. If it were a little longer, I'd probably give it another star. Apr 10, 2016
rob bauer
Golden, CO
 
rob bauer   Golden, CO
 
Last week an Io Moth Caterpillar fell on my partner and wow, what a sting! =Then it fell 30' and hit me, and I immediately understood what hurt her.
Sep 26, 2015
Matt Gates
Boulder, CO
  5.10a
Matt Gates   Boulder, CO
  5.10a
Fun little route. The approach may be a bit daunting for some.
Hint: Remember to use the "sunny side" of the arete as well. Mar 1, 2008