Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Bob D'Antonio, '87
Page Views: 1,549 total · 11/month
Shared By: Mike Anderson on Feb 26, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This route climbs the vertical plaque of rock right of Ice Cream Hangover. It doesn't look terribly appealing, what with the variety of bolts, runouts and no chalk, however it actually climbs pretty nice. I don't blame you if you don't want to try this thing ground up, but it's easy enough to rig a toprope from Ice Cream Hangover.

The climbing is pretty easy (11-?) but intimidating with very cool moves up to the obvious roof. The well-protected crux sequence starts here with some powerful to balancy moves getting over the roof and beyond.

Supposedly, this was one of the earliest routes at the Bank and is still one of the hardest. It deserves more traffic than it's getting...probably a couple more bolts at the start would fix that. Whaddayathink, Bob?

Location

This is just right of Ice Cream Hangover, which is just right of the Weather Wall at the Bank.

Protection

4 bolts, maybe some trad gear for the start.

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Climbed this route yesterday.
It has an interesting, fun crux.
It definitely deserves more traffic. Maybe that an extra bolt at the start and changing the one-bolt to a two-bolt anchor will help. Jan 28, 2013
Derek Lawrence   Bailey
Bolts and anchor (now 2 bolts) updated with stainless ASCA hardware during the Shelf Anchor Replacement Weekend.
Permission has been given by Bob D. to add a bolt or two to the start, I will update when that has been done. Jan 13, 2014
Ben Sebald
Colorado Springs, CO
Ben Sebald   Colorado Springs, CO
Got on it for two goes yesterday. Was close, but didn't finish the crux. I was wondering if it was Le Pincher and found this video which confirmed it. vimeo.com/105175227
Got to get back on it! Feb 8, 2015
Skyler B
Fort Collins, CO
 
Skyler B   Fort Collins, CO
 
Cool to see somebody found my video! Cool little route. Found a scorpion underneath it right before the send go! Hit this up if you're on Surreal Estate and are looking for something a tad bit harder. Mar 13, 2015
Ben Sebald
Colorado Springs, CO
Ben Sebald   Colorado Springs, CO
Yeah, it's a good shot of the crux move. Mar 30, 2015
Nate Reno
Highlands Ranch, CO
 
Nate Reno   Highlands Ranch, CO
 
I pulled off the gaston high and out left in the crux section last year, fortunately the left over hold is nearly as 'good', if not an inch or 2 further away. Good climb, despite the detractions at the bottom. Jan 14, 2018