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FA: K Mclaughlin , G Schuler
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Shared By: Kevin McLaughlin on Mar 25, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Climb past one bolt to a finger crack.

Location

This is right of Stranglehold.

Protection

Gear required.
Absolutely amazing route. Definitely felt like hard 5.11 (11+) for me going straight up at the bolt, and it stays on you a bit when you are getting into the crack. Oct 22, 2016
Glenn Schuler
Monument, Co.
  5.11c
Glenn Schuler   Monument, Co.
  5.11c
Thanks for helping out with anchor maintenance, Alex, much appreciated! Nov 2, 2014
I added a quicklink to each bolt and also tightened both bolts because the nuts were only finger tight...another common result of single link/ring "American-triangle" effect anchors. It's good to go now. Oct 27, 2014
Glenn,

Thanks for noting that & rappelling should work fine for anyone doing the route soon hereafter. In fact, even with single links, our rope was less snarled than what often occurs with Fixe single ring anchors. May 1, 2014
Glenn Schuler
Monument, Co.
  5.11c
Glenn Schuler   Monument, Co.
  5.11c
Some asshole took the biners at the anchors. Currently there are single quicklinks on the hangers. If anyone is planning on doing this route soon, you may want to bring a couple extra links so your rope won't get twisted to shit. May 1, 2014
Drew Thayer
Denver, CO
  5.11b
Drew Thayer   Denver, CO
  5.11b
This is a very fun route, classic Thunder: funky, exciting, with some surprises. As stated, #0.75 and #0.5 Camalots protect the moves to the bolt. A good blue Alien goes in from the next stance, and a super-bomb #0.3 Camalot goes in one move up.

Thanks for the bolt, opens up a real good line. Why not go for the mantle-funk-to-undercling, it's sweet! Oct 22, 2013
Lisa Montgomery
Golden, CO
  5.11 PG13
Lisa Montgomery   Golden, CO
  5.11 PG13
This route is fun!! Steep and solid rock with good holds, goes mostly on gear. I got an extra large nut and 0.75 Camalot right next to each other for my first pieces before the bolt. Sep 27, 2013
Garrett Bales
Lake City, CO
  5.11c/d
Garrett Bales   Lake City, CO
  5.11c/d
I found this thing to be much harder than it looks. The gear was not as plug and go as it looks either, kinda the typical Thunder rounded flare in the back, but maybe I just suck at plugging gear. Good climb, sustained, turns out its a little tough warmup. Jun 17, 2012
Phil Lauffen
The Bubble
 
Phil Lauffen   The Bubble
 
I see people are going right of the bolt on this climb.... I went left and thought it was at least .11+ if not .12- (compared to other routes at T-Ridge). Pretty desperate moves off of an undercling and terrible side-pull to a bad side-pull to slopers.

BETA: a BD #0.75 and #0.5 protect the moves to the bolt nicely. I was able to climb up real fast in tennis shoes, place the #0.75 in a bomber placement and then jump back down. Jun 8, 2011
claytown
Boulder, CO
 
claytown   Boulder, CO
 
Agreed with Monty. REALLY fun route! Red and grey Aliens (or similar) might be nice before the first bolt. Amazing how this rock eats up finger pieces and nuts on killer sporty climbing! Apr 17, 2011
Monty
Golden, CO
  5.11 PG13
Monty   Golden, CO  
  5.11 PG13
One of the best pitches I've ever climbed. just amazing movement and very sustained. 5 out of 4 stars.
the gear is bomber, and just where you need it. May 25, 2009