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Around the Corner aka Unf.. Real T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Chipmunk Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Cooler, The TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
Futile Attraction T 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
In Your Face T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Is This For Real? T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Nice Jugs T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Ramp -o -Stone T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Real Black Velvet S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Real Deal, The S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Real Thing, The S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Reality Check T 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
So Wild T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Super Nova T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Unknown Arete T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Unknown Slab/Ramp T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: Glenn Schuler, Mclaughlin
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Shared By: Kevin McLaughlin on Mar 22, 2008 with updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This has steep, hard, face climbing the whole way.


Reality Check is the first face inside of the canyon's left side.


A cam or two at the bottom then bolts.


Chris Kalman
Chris Kalman  
This route doesn't look like much from the ground, short as it is, but it really lives up to the reputation as one of the best of the grade at Thunder Ridge - maybe even in the state. If you tend to avoid short climbs, make an exception for this one. Full value climbing, beautiful moves, superb stone.

5.12b seems about right to me. Oct 15, 2017
Denver Colorad
ANGUS WIESSNER   Denver Colorad
Agree with Monty.

Quite possibly one of my favorite pitches of 5.12 in the state, Reality Check is the most perfect panel of rock that's five bolts around. Lots of good climbing packed into this pitch. Sep 16, 2017
Mr. Stevens
Boulder, CO
Mr. Stevens   Boulder, CO
Wow, wow, wow! I think this pitch used to live in City of Rocks but got lost and ended up in Thunder Ridge. Expect some big air if you blow it between bolts 4-5! A medium nut can be placed to lessen the mild runout.

Also, the 4th bolt is hard to clip if you're on the short side. If you can have your taller partner hang a longer draw, you'll be psyched. Sep 23, 2015
Lisa Montgomery
Golden, CO
Lisa Montgomery   Golden, CO
Excellent. A good #0.75 Camalot seems to fit quite well about 10 feet up if you want to avoid stick clipping the first bolt. Also, if this climb is at your limit, I'd recommend hanging the draws by climbing "Around the Corner." Oct 1, 2013
Zane Dordai
Zane Dordai  
Definitely 12c and also definitely one of the best slightly overhung crimping routes I've ever been on. Amazing sequences and mostly good/incut feet. The sequence is incredible on this one, and I haven't climbed on a route this consistently difficult in a long time. Perfectly bolted, bullet rock, and in this case, 60 feet of rock climbing is plenty. We also stick clipped the first bolt. An excellently done line by the developers. Jun 22, 2013
Brady Robinson
Brady Robinson  
Agree with Monty. AMAZING! Love the final move to the jug. Feb 20, 2011
Golden, CO
Monty   Golden, CO  
Awesome continuous climbing, not sure if it warrents a pg-13, but a wonderful route that will keep ya crimpin' and pimpin'.

Quite possibly one of my favorite pitches of 5.12 in the state. Jun 1, 2009
Ben Scott
Fort Collins, CO
Ben Scott   Fort Collins, CO
Did this route on Saturday. Great day with lots of sunshine!
Nice little face climb with good movement that is sustained for 4 bolts.
You can stick clip the first bolt with long stick.

Felt like 12c to us.... Feb 3, 2009