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Routes in The Quarry Wall

Afternoon Delight V2 5+
Alto V2 5+
Ankle Wrecker V2 5+
Banquet T,S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Big Phallic, The V4 6B
Blubber V0 4
Bone Collector aka Bone Crusher T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Bowels, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Comer Culo V2 5+
Crap Crags T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Depression T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Eastern Heart S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Elephantiasis S 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Finger Wrecker V2 5+
Frank's Tame Years T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Frank's Wild Years T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Gnome, The T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R
Kleptocracy S 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Koolaid T,TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Marry Me, Becky T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Moby Dick V6- 7A
Mummy, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Ode to the Lowball V4 6B
Offwidth Bulge T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
One Night T 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Pocket Rocket V4 6B
Recession 2016 S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Recession Arete S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Scotland 'Wales' V4 6B
Shark Jaw T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Sharkcicle T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Short Tour, The T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Silver Bullet T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Something to Do V0 4
South ArĂȘte V0 4
Southwest Face V0 4
Stimulus S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Tough Love T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Warm Up Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Whale, The V3 6A
Yearling V1 5
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Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Jimmy Menendez
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Apr 14, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Bone Crusher (sometimes referred to as Bone Collector) is the line to do on the wall. It is the rightmost of the three climbs at the main wall (the one visible from the road) and offers continuously high quality, difficult climbing.

Begin in a slightly loose, difficult to protect slot and work up to good gear and a rest on a ledge out right. From here some interesting moves lead up to another rest at a jug, and then the business begins: Climb up to a small wedged flake below the steep, bulging wall above, and then jam and/or layback your way up the powerful splitter fingercrack to a stance in a slot. A few more strenuous moves lead to a bolted anchor.

Good training for your free solo of Moonlight Buttress.


It is possible to place a #1 Camalot at the very beginning and very end of the route, but both placements are optional. All the rest of the gear is smaller -- a triple set is nice. No stoppers or draws needed.
Darren Mabe
Flagstaff, AZ
Darren Mabe   Flagstaff, AZ
Also heard it as being called the "Bone Collector" due to bones collected at the base from birds of prey!? Apr 14, 2008
Wayne Crill
an Altered State
Wayne Crill   an Altered State
Regardless of what it is being called the correct name of this route, as given by JM is Bone Crusher. Apr 14, 2008
Darren Mabe
Flagstaff, AZ
Darren Mabe   Flagstaff, AZ
Sounds good to me, Wayne.
Good route nonetheless. Plenty of rests. Finger stack through the crux bulge. Trick beta to get a piece at the end of the crux. Good gear. Good fun. Jimmy once told me he thought it was 5.12a. Apr 14, 2008
Chris Cavallaro
Chris Cavallaro  
I thought there was one good rest on this thing, and the rest was super sustained. Even the last moves to the anchor were tough!
Sick! Apr 15, 2008
Great route, not your normal Front Range crack! Wish we had more routes like this one! Nov 24, 2008
Dave Russell
Dave Russell  
Super high quality movement. One of the best on the Front Range, nice change of pace from the granite splitters that are ever so prevelant in the platte. Dec 19, 2008
Ken Trout
Golden, CO
Ken Trout   Golden, CO
The name of the route really is Bone Collector! The FA found lots of bird bones in the crack while cleaning the yuck out. I could be misremembering, but it was just a little while ago that I asked.

It sure does put the crush on fingers! Mar 5, 2009
Scott Bennett
Scott Bennett  
Finally made it out to this wall today, Wow! Huge thanks to everyone that's been involved in developing, cleaning, trail buiding, etc at this wall, it's so cool to find some great splitter action so close to home.
Like any pure crack climb, size matters! My partner had to do at least 2 finger stacks to make it through the crux, but I was able to get one finger lock where he couldn't. So I guess with bigger fingers, it felt like an Indian Creek 12-.
My advice for those looking to send: smash your fingers repeatedly in doors until they swell up like sausages and you'll cruise this rig.
-Scott Mar 5, 2009
eric whewell
Longmont, CO
eric whewell   Longmont, CO
I brought 2 (0.3), 1 yellow c3, 3 (0.4), 3 (0.5), 3 (0.75) Camalots. This seemed to be adequate, at least on the redpoint. I didn't feel it was quite as sustained as many Indian Creek .12s, but there are actually 5.12 moves on this route. Nov 5, 2009
Peter Lewis
Bridgton, Maine
Peter Lewis   Bridgton, Maine
I fondly remember working this crack back in the mid '90s - it was then (and still is) one of the hardest cracks I've ever managed to do. Steep, sustained, and hard! It was a little dirty and had a few loose holds on it back then, but I'm sure it's cleaned up now. Funny, I lived in Golden for five years and never heard of anyone else going out to that crag. Things sure have changed. Aug 16, 2012

Did you ever go up there with Cameron Tague? I think I remember him talking about a crack that fits the description/location at lunch one day. Aug 17, 2012
Boulder, CO
butlerbt   Boulder, CO
This crack is definitely one of the best of the Front Range. Right up there with CCC, Arms Bazaar, Wunsch's, etc. It is REALLY good. Sep 25, 2013
Kat A
Bart and Lisa Ville, CO
Kat A   Bart and Lisa Ville, CO
Feels 5.12- if you have smaller hands and are a crack aficionado. Ladies - if you like green Camalot size crack and can manage a bit of purple Camalot size crack, get on this beautiful line! Funky start but great pro available after that. Nov 3, 2013
Tyrel Fuller
Denver, CO
Tyrel Fuller   Denver, CO
Kat, did you redpoint? Nov 30, 2013
Shaun Reed
Santa Barbara
Shaun Reed   Santa Barbara
I have been eyeing a variation to the start (to the right) for years and finally got around to cleaning it. What better time to go for the send than on my birthday! It cleaned up well and turned out to be nice fingers and some hands. It's not as hard as the original start, but it adds something new to this incredible route. It's definitely easier than the original start, but I doubt it changes the grade since the true crux (at least for me) is at the off-fingers bulge after a really good rest. Enjoy! May 13, 2016
Andy Hansen
Longmont, CO
Andy Hansen   Longmont, CO
I'd call it a classic. The fatter your fingers, the better. I have pretty slender digits and found the crux to be bomber fingers to a desperate ring lock to some burl doggin' to a good rest. Gear is abundant and good bottom to top. Here's what I placed on the redpoint for those looking to dial it in: orange Metolius Mastercam, 0.3 Camalot, green C3, 0.4 Camalot, 0.4 Camalot, 0.5 Camalot, 0.75 Camalot, 0.5 Camalot, 0.75 Camalot. Tickle the chains. Jan 6, 2017
Boulder, CO
michalm   Boulder, CO
I have given this route two burns now and managed to climb from beneath the steep bulge to the chains without falls. I am generally so pumped by the time I get to the fat fingers bulge that the moves feel nearly impossible. Having 0.4-sized fingers, it doesn't feel likely for me to place anything higher than a 0.4 at the start of the bulge before blasting through the crux. How do the rest of you without sausage fingers do it?
It feels safe if a bit airy to run out the entire crux before getting a hand jam at the top of the bulge, so I guess this will be the strategy. I do have concerns about the rock on the right side of the crack looking a little fractured. I place a purple Mastercam from just above the crux and then a 0.75 pulling through the thin hands bulge and gun for the anchors.
This route is really good, especially for the Front Range. The crux feels harder than just about any splitter .12 I can think of for my hand (#2) and finger (0.4) size. Jan 9, 2017
Boulder, CO
michalm   Boulder, CO
I guess the key was not to place gear through the bulge. Seemed to work today. Jan 28, 2017
Riley N  
I believe I left a BD 0.2 x4 with a blue/gray biner on it up by Bonecrusher. Would love to have it back and can provide beer for the return. PM if you have it. Thanks. Oct 1, 2017

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