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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, 70 ft
FA: Craig Smith, Brian Shelton, Kit Nordeen
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Shared By: Phil Lauffen on Jun 24, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Reopened after flood damage! Details

Description

The crux is after last (fourth) bolt. This line has clean face climbing up till then.

Location

This climb lies on the West side of canyon. Go past the lake, past the trail to Whale's Tail, and then go right up a trail to concrete steps and to a wall. Clamber along the base of the cliff. It is located to the left of Tempest Toast.

Protection

4 bolts. 2 bolt anchor.

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5.9+. Fun route, tough crux at the top with about a 10 foot gap from the last bolt to the top chains. Stay to the right at the last bolt, makes it a 5.9+ if you go left. Better holds on the right. Oct 18, 2017
Bill Olszewski
Colorado Springs, CO
  5.9-
Bill Olszewski   Colorado Springs, CO
  5.9-
Fun but too durn short. Oct 30, 2010
Steve Knapp
Highlands Ranch, CO
  5.9-
Steve Knapp   Highlands Ranch, CO
  5.9-
This is a nice short route with a tough crux. I had to grab a finger pocket and pull up mainly from that. Enjoyable. Sep 25, 2008