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Drop Your Cool, Tom Foolery S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
El Corazon Del Loco T,S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Left Side T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Sport, 120 ft
FA: Joseph Grubb and Alvino Pon, 2003
Page Views: 77 total, 1/month
Shared By: Guy H. on Jan 18, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This forced line follows the face to the left of "Left Side, 5.8". There are a number of difficult clips for those under 6 foot, and the major of difficulties have easier climbing within 2-3 feet. This route does get good early morning winter sun, though. Rap to the right looking down with a 60m rope. Don't lower....

It is worth doing maybe once....


Follow a line of bolts and pins up the left side of the wall.




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Ross Swanson
Pinewood Springs
Ross Swanson   Pinewood Springs
If rapping off on the skier's right, be warned that rope may get stuck, e.g. like mine did. Leading back up a plant filled wide crack was okay but a time suck. Best to wrap towards road, but watch the p-ivy. Jun 13, 2016
There are 11 hangers + 2 chains at the top of this one. The lowest hanger has been removed (the bolt remains); I suppose this is to discourage belaying from a lower stance (from which a 60m lower would be impossible); lowering with a 70m from here just barely makes it.

I agree with Tony B re: height-dependent clipping ease. Some clips could be a stretch.

I thought this one was pretty fun, although some shrubbery on the route kinda sucks. May 9, 2011
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
Ledge, slab problem, ledge, slab problem, ledge, slab problem....
Most of the time if you blow the slab problem, you are headed for the ledge with a bent or hyper extended knee, I'd wager. There are certainly better routes to be had. What's more, if you are much below 5'10", the clips will be really tough, and the ledges that much more hungry for your ankles. Nice rock and all, but not a good climb. May 12, 2009