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Routes in Winter Warmer Area

Ascending Order T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
At Fault for Chattery S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Basalt and Battery S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Chossy Achievers T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Cool Water Sandwich S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Crash Test Blondes T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Electrocuticles S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
F.A.T.A.L. S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fenced In T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Foul Play T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Franklin's Tower (originally submitted as G-Spot) T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
G-Spot (originally submitted as Power of Tower) T,S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
Gruesome Groove (Pass the Basalt, Please)? S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Insult and Flattery S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Klimbink is Verbolten S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
NIMBY T,S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
No Gumbies S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
POS Dihedral T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Polar Sandals S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Rubber Biscuit S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Slot to Trot T,S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Solar Panel S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Stickin' It To The Man S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Ugly Stick S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Unknown? S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Wagoner's Way T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b X
Winter Warmer S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Type: Sport
FA: Guy Lords and Ken Trout
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Shared By: Orphaned on Jun 2, 2008
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Description

I am surprised this one isn't in the database. The old approach (grappling up the barb wire fence dumped one close to the routes in the area loosely described as the "Fence Area".

As sport climb goes, this one was pretty sporty. I wasn't using a clip stick in those days, so I thought getting to the first clip was pretty bold. This was around '93 so things might have changed a bit.

Cool route! Maybe KT or RW, or RA can supply some FA info.

Per Mike Gilbert: This route was a lot of fun and very powerful (or more likely I'm weak.) The route is easy to spot because there are three fairly low bolts within 6 feet of one another. The route is well protected throughout and possibly even slightly over bolted. It starts with a series of difficult bouldery moves and a low crux. Around the halfway point, the feet are very sparse which got me to do a fun but very dynamic move. From the crux, it eases up a little and then a lot as you get closer to the top. There is a set of anchors, a large bulge, and then another set of anchors, but I didn't see the bolts in between (if there were any).

Location

It is in the Fence Area (NTM, in same area as Electrocuticles.

Protection

3 bolts; scary getting to first one (c. '93?).

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Ken Trout
Golden, CO
Ken Trout   Golden, CO
Guy Lords and I did this one, about 1991 or maybe early '92. People where getting hurt on it, so someone else added the second bolt much later. Jun 30, 2009
Brent Apgar
Out of the Loop
 
Brent Apgar   Out of the Loop
 
A very bouldery start leads to fun movement up the pillar. If you want to keep it fun overall I would suggest stick clipping the 2nd bolt and not risking a potential broken ankle... but after all they're your ankles. BA Feb 15, 2009