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Living the Dream

5.9+, Trad, Sport, 55 ft,  Avg: 1.8 from 4 votes
FA: Tom Woods, Lora Woods, and Bruno Hache, 5/12/09
Colorado > Lyons > St Vrain Canyons > S Fork of St Vr… > Scout Rock

Description

Living the Dream is a variation to Love, Honor, and Belay. It shares the same start and finish, but does a fun hand traverse in the middle. Slightly easier than Love, Honor, and Belay, but still technical and physical.

Start as for Love, Honor, and Belay, at the right edge of a slab. This is just left of Tonto, and 15' right of Cornered.

Climb the slab, clipping a single bolt along the way. From a good stance near the top of the slab, place a piece of gear in a horizontal crack located between a good ledge and an upper wall. Move left on the ledge to the left side of the wall. Clip a second bolt, and hand traverse back right to an upward pointing flake (which on its right side accepts small cams). Enter a steep dihedral (which accepts small-to-medium-sized cams). Climb the dihedral, clip a top bolt and exit right just below a chockstone to the anchor. Lower from hooks.

Location

At the right edge of a slab, just left of Tonto, and 15' right of Cornered.

Protection

A selection of cams from #0.3 Camalot to #3 Camalot. 3 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor with lowering hooks. Anchor shared with Love, Honor, and Belay.

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Routes on the right side of Scout Rock:<br>
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1. [[Little Bear]]105750382, 11b, bolts.<br>
2. [[KeeMoSabe]]105749653, 9, bolts.<br>
3. [[Tonto]]106430187, 9+, bolts.<br>
5. [[Love, Honor, and Belay]]106430216, 9+, bolts and gear.<br>
6. [[Living the Dream]]106430226, 9+, bolts and gear.<br>
7. [[Cornered]]105750448, 9, bolts.
[Hide Photo] Routes on the right side of Scout Rock: 1. Little Bear, 11b, bolts. 2. KeeMoSabe, 9, bolts. 3. Tonto, 9+, bolts. 5. Love, Honor, and Belay, 9+, bolts and gear. 6. Living the Dream, 9+, bolts…
Lora Woods working up into the corner.
[Hide Photo] Lora Woods working up into the corner.
Lora Woods on the fun hand traverse.
[Hide Photo] Lora Woods on the fun hand traverse.