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Routes in The Surf Bowl

Big Blue S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Blucifer S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Blue Fin S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Bottom Feeder S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Guppie S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Nemo S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Surfer Rosa S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Type: Sport, 90 ft
FA: Rick Rivera & Karl Guthrie 2006
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Shared By: Shirtless Mike on Jan 8, 2009
Admins: MAKB, Ricardo Orozco, Nate Ball

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Start up chossy rock for the first few bolts, be careful not to knock anything off here. Around the 4th? bolt a hard reach is encountered, from a sidepull up to a jug, I thought this was the crux. From here traverse left on easier ground to a seemingly detached pillar, surmount this and enjoy the no hands rest. There are two bolts you can clip here, seemed to me like clipping the right one would be a better fall.

From the ledge, make a few powerful moves on mostly good holds avoiding the pump on your way up to the anchors. Most people seemed to think the crux was in this section, in particular getting too and moving off a small three-finger pocket.


Leftmost route at the Surfbowl


12 Bolts to Anchors


Jack Sparrow
denver, co
Jack Sparrow   denver, co
This route is cleaning up nicely and after the second bolt the rock quality drastically improves overall a good route. Mar 6, 2013
Curt MacNeill
Boulder, CO
Curt MacNeill   Boulder, CO
Pile of choss. Not really worth climbing.... Mar 26, 2012
yevquest   Southeast,US
This is a nice example of a route that shouldn't have been bolted. More than half the route is on crap rock complete with lots of glue. The climbing after the huge rest is fun but way too short to make the choss worthwhile.

For what it's worth, we thought that when the parallel bolts were encountered, the left one was for Bluefin and the right was for the linkup with Surfer Rosa. Mar 24, 2009

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