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Routes in First Wall

Astro Glide S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Astro Pop S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Crooked Teeth Freak S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Feel My Heat S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Heaters and Wife Beaters S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Twin Pipe Poppa aka Ride the Wind S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Vindication S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Type: Sport
FA: Greg Parker
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Shared By: Schwab on Apr 10, 2009
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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An absolute classic. Astro Pop is the first route of two you will see at the first wall. It is on the left. You start by walking up a ledge to the left of the first bolt. It is here that you should clip the bolt. Ease into the left hand and start up climbing technical ledges on good feet. After three bolts of the technical stuff, you reach a series of large ledges that are big enough to hang out on. Hike up to a chain link, which was graciously put there to help climbers avoid rope drag, so use it instead of the bolt. Then begin climbing up and over a roof and onto the face. The best pocket climbing one can do is located in this section. This will lead you to a crux up high where you just pinch/crimp a left hand hold and make a move to a large pocket. Top out standing on a big ledge where anchors are.

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Chuck McQuade
Golden, CO
 
Chuck McQuade   Golden, CO
 
The “chain link” described above had been removed as of 9/2011. From the large ledge one can easily reach the higher of two bolts, clip using a longer sling, rendering rope drag nonexistent. Sep 25, 2011