Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Mike Cichon
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Shared By: mike c on Apr 4, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Rim Rock Trail Closure Details


This was first led on aid rope solo ground up clean and hand drilled the bolt anchor. The FFA was a little dicey, but there is a gear placement every 2 feet if you want. Not every one is bomber, but there are enough good ones to keep you sort of safe...for a take, not a fall. It is an ok crack system with some sweet face moves. It has a very hard, semi-chossy finish to get to the chains.


This route is just 10 feet right of Sand Shark.


100% traditional. New anchor. Standard rack, from smallest Aliens up to #1 Camalot. Also some small wires and RPs.

Eds. Mike Cichon recently added 6 bolts.


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mike c
mike c   golden
Led this again for the second time after a year and got a little bit beat down...like a lot of the trad routes here, it's best to aid and toprope prior to a lead.... Yeah, it's marginal style, but the moves are tricky and unique and so is the gear. Some placements are ok but most are unreliable...I think it's called headpoint style, but I'm not sure exactly.... Definitely 5.11 something...only one lead to date...and I did it after about 7 or 8 TR burns to suss out the moves and the gear...the gear is better to be tested on aid under full weight at least...after you lead this everything else there won't be so bad...I'm not sure if anyone or anything has repeated it. Feb 28, 2010
mike c
mike c   golden
I recently added bolts (6) to this old testpiece. It is much safer now! Cosmic moves the whole way. The bolts and hangers were generously donated to the route by Kirk Miller. Thanks, Kirk! Mar 23, 2016
Kirk Miller
Golden, CO
Kirk Miller   Golden, CO
Right backatcha for sure! What a great addition to a great little cliff!!! Thanks for having the vision to open up this route and for the vision to retro for the masses. Bet it was exciting to lead on gear!!! Mar 25, 2016
Troy Tadlock
Arvada, CO
Troy Tadlock   Arvada, CO
Much respect for Mike leading this on gear. Terrifying! Goes great as a safe lead now. Sustained thoughtful body position climbing. Should clean up some more with traffic and become a classic. Dec 28, 2016
Boulder, CO
Branty   Boulder, CO
This route packs a punch, it's quite good! The bolts are nice -- I wouldn't want to fall on gear in those funny cracks! Nov 25, 2018