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Starry G S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Stinger T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Storm T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
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Type: Trad, 90 ft
FA: Kevin McLaughlin
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Shared By: Kevin Stricker on Mar 23, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Make reachy moves up the blank face to reach a left-facing dihedral. Lieback up to a stance, then hand traverse right out the large roof to a hanging prow. Continue up and right through another roof to the Rabbit Hole anchors.


This lies on the blank wall right of the Wild Overhang are two bolts leading to a large, hanging dihedral capped by a roof.


Two bolts, pro to 3" with extra #0.75 - #2 Camalots.


Kevin McLaughlin
Colorado Springs
Kevin McLaughlin   Colorado Springs
While borrowing a friend's drill.... It came unclipped at a very inopportune time. It crashed onto the base of the wall suffering damage. Almost taking out my belayer!! The repairs weren't too brutal, but they gave cause for the route name. Mar 20, 2011
Golden, CO
Monty   Golden, CO  
Wow.... Just wow. One of the most memorable pitches I've ever climbed. 11++ seems a little more fair for a rating ;) Mar 21, 2011
Phil Lauffen
Innsbruck, AT
Phil Lauffen   Innsbruck, AT  
How do you get past the first bolt?!?! Jun 7, 2011
Ross Keller
Parker, CO
Ross Keller   Parker, CO
I went a bit left as there didn't seem to be much for the hands going straight at it. There are good feet and a small feature for the left hand. I thought the move past bolt 2 was the business! Jun 8, 2011
Drew Thayer
Denver, CO
Drew Thayer   Denver, CO
Outstanding! Another wild, unique gem at Thunder Ridge. Went left at the start, extremely hard past 2nd bolt, and I found the move standing up into the crack to be very heads-up. Punch in a green Alien, then a 0.4 Camalot to protect the lieback. Roof traverse climbs like a dream!

Too bad you need to run it up to the high anchors, rope drag becomes a CHORE. But totally worth it for the movement down low. Jun 19, 2011
Ernie Escobedo
New Mexico
Ernie Escobedo   New Mexico
Heard some new bolts were placed on this route. Does whoever put this up know about this? Jan 29, 2018

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