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Routes in The Coliseum

Apollo Reed S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
BC S 5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Journeyman S 5.14b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b
Mercy Seat, The S 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Metz Hill Parking S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Obitchuary S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Pod S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Reckless Abandon S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Still Life S 5.14b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b
Super Pod S 5.14d 9a 35 XI 36 E10 7c
Surfer Rosa S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Tobacco Road S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Porter Jarrard, 1992
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Shared By: Eddie Avallone on Apr 1, 2008
Admins: Pnelson, Ladd, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones, Shawn Heath

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Description

Crank out a quick boulder problem through a roof and style up slopey jugs to a traverse into the "Pod" feature-- a sort of horizontal hand-sized slot with an embedded piece of petrified wood sticking out of the lower right part. There are a couple ways to do the crux; straight up out of the pod with a horizontal handjam; or a more powerful leftward move to slopy sidepulls. Either way, you've got two more bolts of sustained mid-12 climbing before reaching a salvation ledge.

The final 3-5 height-dependent moves from the ledge to the anchors have been the scene of much heartbreak and anguish. Make sure you get this final sequence and hard clip dialed!

Location

First route on the right side of the Colosseum proper. Left of the ridiculous looking Still Life boulder.

Protection

Fixed chains with steel wiregates...plush.

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LeeAB Brinckerhoff
ABQ, NM
  5.13b
LeeAB Brinckerhoff   ABQ, NM  
  5.13b
There are bolts on an extension and a newer right finish, I don't know if either has been red-pointed.

The climbing out of the POD is pretty continuous on flat edges. The upper boulder problem is not that bad, the holds are all pretty big, just longer pulls on a steeper section of rock, also I only did 3 moves to clip the chains, not 5.

Very fun, perfect stone and cool varied movement. Oct 31, 2009