Type: Sport, 35 ft
FA: Greg Hand, Kent Lugbill & Dan Brockway, 7/29/2008
Page Views: 2,174 total · 17/month
Shared By: Greg Hand on Jul 29, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Scramble above the mine and follow 4 bolts. The rock is a little grainy and hollow sounding, hence the 4 bolts. It has surprisingly interesting moves. It climbs harder than it looks. Bring a brush.

Location

Left of Sofa Kingdom above the mine is a separate rock.

Protection

4 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor with chains.

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Jason Haas
G1 Climbing + Fitness
  5.8+
Jason Haas   G1 Climbing + Fitness
  5.8+
Greg, is this near Firing Squad? I remember the rock on that formation being a little less than perfect. Jul 29, 2008
Greg Hand
Golden, CO
  5.9
Greg Hand   Golden, CO
  5.9
Jason,
This is on the formation right of where Firing Squad is.
When you are climbing your route The Hot Donut, it is the formation behind you. The rock is not the best. You might want to keep Tony off of it. :)
I was looking for more moderates in the Sofa Kingdom area because it is shady on these hot days. Jul 29, 2008
Jason Haas
G1 Climbing + Fitness
  5.8+
Jason Haas   G1 Climbing + Fitness
  5.8+
"The rock is not the best. You might want to keep Tony off of it. :) "

Ha! I love it!

Addendum: I climbed this route the other day and the rock is WAY better than the crappy trad routes I put up. The rock is a little gritty but still fun. Jul 29, 2008
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
  5.8+
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
  5.8+
A post-script of sorts. I didn't break any holds. (grin) Actually, it was fun climbing, but yeah, a little gritty at the bottom. May 14, 2009
LmsCo
  5.8+
LmsCo  
  5.8+
Good, quick, beginner lead. Easy to talk a new leader through the cleaning process, because it's short and quiet. A fun little route, but the rock is definitely a little rough. May 18, 2010
JFM
JFM  
Perhaps it was my imagination, but I felt that a juggy hold just below and to the left of the 1st clip was a bit wobbly. This particular rock did sound hollow upon knocking. I didn't like it and moved past it asap. Otherwise, a nice climb, and I second: it is harder than it looks!

Had to "update" my D'Antonio book with this one. Aug 26, 2010
Justin Brunson
Broomfield CO
  5.9
Justin Brunson   Broomfield CO
  5.9
This has cleaned up pretty nicely- although my partner did pull off a small hold today. May 21, 2013
Leo Paik
Westminster, Colorado
  5.9-
Leo Paik   Westminster, Colorado  
  5.9-
Beware when sitting below this route on a windy day. We got a softball-sized rock bouncing down the gully to the right heading straight for my partner. I deflected it with my hand, but it bruised it up and it's sore. May 31, 2013
George Bell
Boulder, CO
George Bell   Boulder, CO
Wow! Sounds like a superhero move, Leo!

Rockfall's greatest foe .... SuperPaik!! May 31, 2013
Leo Paik
Westminster, Colorado
  5.9-
Leo Paik   Westminster, Colorado  
  5.9-
Nah, if it were superhero sort of thing, it wouldn't be sore. Reflexive and mortal...you'd have done the same thing, George. May 31, 2013
kevin murphy
Longtuckity, CO
kevin murphy   Longtuckity, CO
It's a fine line. I thought it was pretty clean. Apr 23, 2018