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Aretnophobia S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Batso Canal S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Bear's Choice S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Bear's Choice Easy Variation S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Beasto S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Berga S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Box of Rain S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Buckets of Rain S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Cut Loose S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Dirt Trek T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Gondolier Arete S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Holiday Road S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Ivy League S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lambada S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Lame Line T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Levada S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Made In The Shade S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Panama Red S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Ridin' the Moon Buggy T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Ripple S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Route Canal T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Snake Eyes S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Turkey Jerky S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Venice Beach S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Walking With A Ghost S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Whopper, The S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Kirk Miller
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Shared By: Kirk Miller on Jul 21, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Climb past two large red scars. Don't miss the historic bolt holes.

Location

See the topo photo.

Protection

7 bolts to chain and ring anchor.

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Chris Ham
  5.9+
Chris Ham  
  5.9+
Really fun face climbing similar to the other routes on this particular section. Despite what people are calling the crux, I felt this route was quite sustained, so I can see why some give it a 10a rating. Compared to its neighbor on the right, it felt slightly easier, so I think the 9+ is solid. First time outdoor climbers will have a blast on toprope. Nov 6, 2017
Lane Mathis
Denver, CO
  5.9
Lane Mathis   Denver, CO
  5.9
Would make a nice introduction for someone looking to lead 5.9. Aug 29, 2017
aikibujin
Castle Rock, CO
  5.9
aikibujin   Castle Rock, CO
  5.9
  • ** BETA ALERT *** Don't read this if you don't want beta.

The crux on this route is definitely between bolt #2 and #3. The most obvious move is going straight up at bolt #3 using some crimpers and smeary edges, but that move is definitely 10a (probably why so many people rate it 10a or 9+). Another sequence is reach out left for a hidden sidepull from the undercling/sidepull flake, then utilize the much better footholds below the undercling to stand up and reach for a jug right under bolt #3. This move is hard to see due to the hidden sidepull, but it is reasonable for a 5.9. Jun 23, 2015
Keaton Soto-Olson 1
Breckenridge, CO
 
Keaton Soto-Olson 1   Breckenridge, CO
 
More consistent than its neighbor to the right. Both worthwhile climbs. Jun 21, 2015
Gina K
  5.10a
Gina K  
  5.10a
Fun. Good for new or 5.8 or above leaders. Well protected. It is also a good confidence builder. Very fun!! Dec 1, 2012
Andrew S.
Bouldurr
 
Andrew S.   Bouldurr
 
Climbed it today. Very nice route. If you're a little taller, step out a bit off the underclings and you skip the thin right, and go for the big pull. Jun 8, 2011
Benten
Denver
  5.9+
Benten   Denver
  5.9+
Great climb, crimps and slopers. Couple of edgy sidepulls. Oct 2, 2010
doug rouse
Denver, CO.
  5.9+
doug rouse   Denver, CO.
  5.9+
This route was fun, and also very well protected. Fun slopers test your technique...if it felt hard, then you probably did it wrong! Young Doug. Aug 3, 2008