Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Doug Hemken, Kevin Pogue, 1991
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Shared By: Jamie gatchalian on Apr 24, 2008
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long route on jugs and plates. the crux comes about halfway up, when you are forced to negotiate a bulge. there is a sit-down ledge rest before the crux, though.


hike back down the road from the main area and look for a faint trail on the right. hike up this trail and the first climb you reach is pogue ethics.


11 bolts
Arvada, CO
AJ O.   Arvada, CO
One of the best routes for its grade in the gorge. Really great line consisting of pulling plates and chicken heads. Good length too. Used to be 10 bolts, but the first bolt is marked off (stick clip the second; fixed biners at the top). Mar 24, 2010
Las Vegas, NV
J W   Las Vegas, NV
Thanks to the locals for replacing the first four bolts on this route with beautiful new glue-ins! Stick clip is still advisable, as the start is a bit pumpy. Oct 15, 2010
Definitely the best sport at it's grade in The Red. Jun 17, 2012
Peter Lundgren
Boulder, CO
Peter Lundgren   Boulder, CO
The first bolt has been replaced. Oct 7, 2012
Hunter Gvo
Birmingham, Michigan
Hunter Gvo   Birmingham, Michigan
Awesome route! Definitely do it if you come to this wall. They added a few bolts this spring, there are 11 now. Apr 10, 2013
Mike Lambino
Jasper, Ga
Mike Lambino   Jasper, Ga
Best 5.9 period. IMHO Sep 6, 2013
Britton M  
easy approach, easy to find, great route if you are on a quick trip or pressed for time. Dec 28, 2014
Stephen Montgomery
Stephen Montgomery   Maryland
Great holds, easy movement, what's not to love? Probably all the loose flakes on the climb. I was shocked at how many flakes were "x"ed and how many others weren't that should have been. I spook easy, but be warned. Mar 26, 2016
Alex Templar
Alex Templar  
There is a path that doesn't involve climbing on the X flakes (just before the rest ledge). This climb has so many variations, it makes for an awesome few laps, that is when not busy. Be sure to alpine or double draw the bolt in the wash between the plates (5th bolt I believe), I have seen it lock up a rope on drag that could not be pulled. Nov 29, 2017