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Area 51 T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Bee Line Highway S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Coal Room T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Code Rainbow T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Double O Slab T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Hair of the Dog, The T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Hard Luck and Bad Times S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
La Facada Norte T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Ned's Variation to Code Rainbow T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Otherworld S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Roadside Traverse T V2 5+
Short but Squeezed T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Short but Sweet T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Slipstream Dihedral T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Ten Second High S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Unknown Left (sorry Gillett) T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Type: Trad, 140 ft
FA: Al Simons-James Barnum
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Shared By: allen simons on Aug 16, 2007
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Start under the bolt and pull up gaining a small ramp (5.8). Head for the next bolt 40 feet up picking your way thru a series of slabby dihedrals placing small gear. Gain a third bolt and the big, left-facing corner (good gear to two inches (5.5) to the RIGHT side of a roof system. Clip the bolt and pull the right side of the roof (7+) to a stance and the last bolt. Head up and right to a V-shaped slot (run out 5.9) to the anchors.


Big T Canyon. Park 0.6 miles west of the beige siphon tube. Option 1. Walk east up the road (Hwy 34) and forth class up the hill side 200 feet at about the 0.4-0.5 mile mark. Head for a large pine tree at the base of the route. Option two. Park 0.6 miles west of the tube, back down the road to the 0.4 mile mark and hike up a steep gully that intersects with the ridge. Follow that up to the the north end of the upper ridge, traverse down then up to the large, sloping ramp. Rap off of the anchors next to a tree (same as for Hair of the Dog) to the base. Route starts 10 feet right of a huge pine tree under the bolt. Climb is on the upper left end of the slabs 60 yards left of Double O and 10 yards left of Hair of the Dog on a north-west facing wall. Descent- raps off of Double O Slab or traverse down approach gully to road.


5 bolts and gear 0.3 to 2 inches. Two bolt anchor at top shared with Hair of the Dog.


Scott Matz
Loveland, CO
Scott Matz   Loveland, CO
Lots of small gear, the rock quality on the Ironing Board Slabs is good. I would recommend moving right on the top of the last pitch, and link it up w/ hair of the dog, you'll see what I mean. Apr 27, 2009

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