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Basalt Therapy T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Blind Faith S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Clean Energy S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Gopher Broke S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Grape Ape S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Hellboy S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Highly Caffenated T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Highway to Hell T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Naked Lunch S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Old Sling T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Old Sling Straightened T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Original Face Route S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pale Face S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Post Moderate S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Protein Supplement S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Roid Boys S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
SOL Man (aka Not In the End) S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Sunbaked S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Trough, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Vitaman T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Xibalba S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Type: Sport, 140 ft
FA: Aaron Miller & Amy Jordan
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Shared By: Aaron Miller on Mar 17, 2007
Admins: Shirtless Mike, Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

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Description

This is a long, aesthetic route. The upper section follows an arete with airy exposure, and the crux is the VERY last move! Note: the anchors are only visible after completing the last few moves; look left.

Location

20 feet right of Post Moderate.

Protection

15 bolts to chain anchors.
Two 50m ropes or a single 80m rope required for descent.
Nick Niebuhr
Santa Fe, NM
  5.10b
Nick Niebuhr   Santa Fe, NM
  5.10b
Looks like somebody's been chalking up some misleading holds out right near the top... My friend and I both ended up on the face to the right and just above the anchor! The top kind of sneaks up on you when you're in the zone for 140ft of beautiful climbing... Nov 6, 2017
Awesome route. A classic at the grade.
We used a brand spanking new 70m rope (Sterling 9.8mm) and when we lowered the first climber (about 60kg) she ended up stranded at the first bolt above the pillar even with the belayer standing atop the pillar - exactly as per Jason's comment above. Not a hard or scary down climb from there, but just to be extra safe we chose to lower her to the ground by tying a second rope to the first and using an extra gri gri to bypass the knot.
After one person toproped the climb and another led it our rope was long enough for lowering (both climber and belayer on top of the pillar). Nov 10, 2015
Jason Hundhausen
Bozeman, MT
  5.10a
Jason Hundhausen   Bozeman, MT
  5.10a
Excellent route! Only slightly more difficult than Post Moderate and sustained for most of the way, this was certainly one of the highlights of the day. Can't wait to get back on it! Dec 3, 2007
Jason Halladay
Los Alamos, NM
  5.10a
Jason Halladay   Los Alamos, NM  
  5.10a
A fine route! This one rivals it's neighbor, Post Moderate.
Slightly more difficult and definitely as enjoyable as PM. Thanks Amy and Aaron. 15 bolts protect the climbing to chain anchors.

Note the length--two ropes required to get down. However, with a 70m rope (with a knot tied in the ends), you can lower/rap to the first bolt just above the initial small pillar and do the easy down climb from the top of the small pillar. Just be careful. Dec 2, 2007
Chuck McQuade
Golden, CO
 
Chuck McQuade   Golden, CO
 
Makes for some good vertical gain, when combined with its neighbors (Post Moderate, and Grape Ape). The rock is pretty solid, and will only get better with more traffic. There is some loose/dirty stuff in the middle of the climb tred lightly. The final move to the anchor is nice. Don't let down your guard to early. Apr 16, 2007