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Type: Trad
FA: Kevin McLaughlin and Mike Johnson
Page Views: 852 total, 8/month
Shared By: Kevin McLaughlin on Mar 25, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Climb overlap underclings past 3 bolts to steep slots.

Location

This is in the middle of the wall.

Protection

Pro to 3 inches.

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Mr. Stevens
Boulder, CO
  5.12b
Mr. Stevens   Boulder, CO
  5.12b
Really great route, though a bit nebulous as to where the actual line was. Following the bolts is straightforward, and then after the 3rd you reach a huge jug on the far left side of a sloping ledge, where you can place a really cool #1 Camalot in a slot (put long runners on it!). Dave's comment above sounds like you foot traverse right on this ledge...I chose to hand traverse this ledge, as there are great holds and great feet on the face. This leads to a fun, easy mantel on the right side of the ledge about 10 ft. out from your gear, below the horizontal/slanting cracks where you can get great finger-sized gear (more long runners). From here, angle up and slightly left on big, positive holds but some crispy rock to the anchors of Powder Monkey.

I'm surprised there isn't a more direct route going straight up from the 3rd bolt. It seems that you could place that #1 Camalot, mantel straight up onto the ledge ,and take the small, right facing corner straight up. There's no gear here, but one bolt would keep things sane until you can reach some good horizontals and go straight up to the Powder Monkey anchors. I didn't TR it, but the short corner and face before the horizontals looks great!

Also, be careful of your gear between the 1st and 2nd bolts. I placed a 0.3 and 0.4 Camalot in the horizontal and took a small fall on them. They both held, but they both broke some rock inside the crack.... Oct 30, 2017
erik rieger
Ridgway, CO
 
erik rieger   Ridgway, CO
 
This is a great route, with nice movement, rock, etc. The mail slots provide pump. 11+/12-. Nov 27, 2015
b hof
Pueblo West, CO
  5.12b
b hof   Pueblo West, CO
  5.12b
You can skip placing gear between bolt 1 and 2 and not hit the ground... trust me. Sep 18, 2014
Monty
Golden, CO
  5.12
Monty   Golden, CO  
  5.12
Another awesome route on The Post Office. I thought the crux was holding on to dink in the gear above the first bolt (and holding on afterwards). For a little more beta: follow the bolts up to a sloping ledge system. Foot traverse right across the ledge and continue up a crack that leads left into horizontals. Finish left on the anchor for Powder Monkey. Sep 30, 2013