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Repoman T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Rookie, The T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
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Type: Sport, 45 ft
FA: Andy Brown, 1989
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Shared By: poundit14 on May 29, 2009
Admins: Mike Snyder, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki

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Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 Details

Description

It is the obvious dike feature that snakes from left to right. Scramble up onto the slab to begin the route, the first bolt can be clipped from there. Move your way up the face on large, not so positive holds. At the third bolt, traverse right to the finish of Call Me Barney (the thin crack), and top out. This is a rad climb that flows nicely.

Location

This is about 30 feet left of The Rookie, and finishes at the top of Call Me Barney.

Protection

3 quickdraws for the the bolts and bring slings for the anchors, to minimize drag, since the bolts are about 4 feet past the lip.

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Monty
Golden, CO
 
Monty   Golden, CO  
 
The bolts on this are okay, but an upgrade would certainly be nice. It would be great if someone lowered the anchor about 4 feet though. The currently location ensures rope shredding unless you bring two 48" slings with you. Fun route, and a great way to get a rope on "Call me Barney." Oct 24, 2016
cstebbins024
Laramie, WY
cstebbins024   Laramie, WY
Can someone comment on the current integrity of the bolts on this route? Oct 21, 2015
andybb  
The actual name for this route is "Country Swing". The first ascent was climbed the day after a wild night out in Laramie. The evening started with a Willie Nelson concert, followed by many brews at one of the Laramie cowboy bars. Lyle Schultze was my climbing partner as well as drinking partner, and significantly out performed me at the bar! Nov 14, 2010
poundit14
Laramie, WY
 
poundit14   Laramie, WY
 
The bolts have been replaced, or at least they are not the spinners you described. Jun 20, 2009
Hopefully somebody has tightened all the ancient bolts since my last time up it in '95. At that point, they were all spinners, and I knew I was probably at the crux when I clipped the lousiest bolt of them all.

You might want to have 1 or 2 pieces of 3/4 to 1" gear to protect the crack after the pumpy overhanging bolted start to get to the anchors. Jun 18, 2009

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