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Balaam S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
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Better than Watching TV (previously submitted as Fantastic Voyage) S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
BlackWave S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Clean-Up on Aisle 9 S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Crystal Method T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
Down on the Pharm S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dr. Food S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Fantastic Planet S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a R
Farenheit 5.11 S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Gates of Crystal S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lunch Bucket Crack T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
O-Face, The S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Orange Crimpsicle S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Saline Lock S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Silver Girl S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Thursday Afternoon Hooky T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Tool Man S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Tour de Poudre S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Unknown West Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Unknown/(Bolt Dependence?) S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Heyliger, Jones, 2007
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Shared By: Aaron Martinuzzi on Sep 21, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This follows a line of well-placed bolts through some fun holds to a blocky finish and nice anchors.

More interesting and rewarding climbing than its neighbors, Gates offers some fun movement on good holds. The finish offers a couple different options. The more difficult of the two (in case you can't feel around for the easy way) is probably 5.8.


This is left of Lunch Bucket Crack.


5 bolts, 2 bolt anchor w/ chains.

It is a bit runout between the last bolt and the anchors. Bring a #2 Camalot to protect the final moves if you're so inclined.


tkessel Kessel
tkessel Kessel   Windsor,CO
Sustained and good movement. May 2, 2017
Andy Nelson
Fort Collins, Colorado
Andy Nelson   Fort Collins, Colorado
Fun route - start is all there from the ground, just on small edges. The route is a bit more sustained than some of its neighbors. Yet you can still get a good rest before committing to the chains. May 28, 2016
Fort Collins, CO
  5.8 PG13
AJ-Johnson   Fort Collins, CO
  5.8 PG13
The first bolt is a little way up, so you might want to stick clip it. I scrambled up the rock to the left and shimmied out to get the first clip. Mar 22, 2016
Ryan Barlow
Ryan Barlow  
This is a fun route, more challenging and more fun for experienced climbers that the lunchbucket crack. I lead climbed it, and there was some runout between bolts near the top, but I was able to do it while feeling safe. Maybe not a good climb for people just starting to lead climb though. While on the rock I was always able to find some sort of hold, even if I just had to look for a little bit, making it almost like a scavenger hunt! Good clean rock the whole way. Nov 17, 2011