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Routes in The Whale

Aborigine S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Among the Stars S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Aphrodite S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Arapiles S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Arnold's Demise S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Big E S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Blow Tube Envy S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Bound in Blood S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Captain, The S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Dreamtime S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Esse Curve S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Finnacle S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
First Mate S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Gomers in Blue Shirts S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Good Stuff, The S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
HMS S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Happy Ending (formerly Top-Rope) T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Honeymoon Down Under S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Just Happens S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Mister MIA S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Never Ever Slab, The TR 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
Plunge, The S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Red Venus S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Route to the left of The Thin Line S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Tempest Toast S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Thin Line, The S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Undulating Dingo S 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Virgin Bolters S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Whale Rider S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: Brian Shelton & Chris Jackson, Sept. '04
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Shared By: Bosier Parsons on Apr 13, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Reopened after flood damage! Details

Description

Edge and smear directly up with some tricky moves past 5 bolts. Continue up easier rock past 3 more bolts.

Location

This route is on the north end of the Whale and starts just right of the big pine tree at the base. It is the first route left of Blow Tube Envy and finishes just left of the obvious, quarried slice of rock at the top of the Whale. Guide info from Stewart Green's publication.

Protection

8 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor. If I remember right, this anchor is shared with Blow Tube Envy.

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Leo Paik
Westminster, Colorado
Leo Paik   Westminster, Colorado  
Stuart and Brian, thank you for checking this bolt situation out. Your efforts are appreciated by so many in the community. Feb 2, 2015
I went out to RRC yesterday with Brian Shelton, and we replaced the second bolt on Mister MIA. The bolt was actually fine and would not have pulled out under any kind of a leader fall. The outside of the hole had been damaged by someone hammering on the head of the bolt and the nut, which caused some wobble on the part of the bolt outside the hole. We worked for 5 minutes with a crowbar but were unable to remove the bolt and ended up only breaking the shaft of the bolt off below the nut. We placed a new 1/2-inch bolt just left of the abandoned stud. Jan 27, 2015
Hans Hoffman
D'iberville, MS
  5.9+
Hans Hoffman   D'iberville, MS
  5.9+
Very fun route; my first lead at RRCOS. Lots of smearing up to the 5th bolt and a walk-up pretty much the last 3 bolts. Nov 8, 2010
mountainmicah83
Colorado Springs
  5.8+
mountainmicah83   Colorado Springs
  5.8+
Tie knots in your 60m when you do this, 'cause you aren't gonna make it back to the ground. May 24, 2010