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Routes in The Alcove

Bell Curve A.K.A. Silent But Deadly S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Butter Face S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
California Stars S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Dirty, Rotten Scoundrel S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
First Time Out S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Grilled Cheese aka Burger S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Groove Is In The Heart S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Groove Tube S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Guiding Light S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Keep On Keepin' On S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lunch Bucket A.K.A. Romper Room S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Lunch Bucket? (dubbed No Se) S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
New Arete AKA Entrance Exam S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Past Tense S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Rain of Terror S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Right of Test Drive TR 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Test Drive S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Thunder Thighs S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Tropical Depression S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Viper Room S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Ze Boom Boom Room S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Type: Sport, 25 ft
FA: Luke Childers, 2003-04
Page Views: 1,750 total, 14/month
Shared By: Matthew Seymour on May 5, 2007
Admins: Edward Medina, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Climb up moves utilizing some pockets. It is short.

Location

This route is one of several nice routes in the alcove area of the pool wall in Ouray. It is a friendly place to climb with closely spaced bolts. Park in the upper lot for the pool in town. Cross the road and head up the obvious wash. You pass an old no trespassing sign, access is currently allowed, continue up the wash and you will be in the alcove.

California Stars is just right of Keep On Keepin' On on the right wall of the scree filled wash.

Protection

Bolts.

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Patrick Yarbrough
Colorado Springs, CO
  5.10a
Patrick Yarbrough   Colorado Springs, CO
  5.10a
Some really nice moves and fairly sustained despite being so short. It's well bolted and makes a great introduction to the grade. Aug 9, 2014
A. Bandos
Broomfield
A. Bandos   Broomfield
The rock is so very featured that's it's difficult to see what to pull on for the onsight. Jun 22, 2014
Bradley Potter
Durango, Colorado
Bradley Potter   Durango, Colorado
Short and to the point, but a blast and worth it. Jun 4, 2012
I bolted this line in 2003-2004. It was called "California Stars."

Luke Childers Jun 20, 2009