Type: Sport, 75 ft
FA: Kirk Miller, Ryan Mayer, Kirsten Turner
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Shared By: Kirk Miller on Aug 9, 2009
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Power up and layback past the first bulge and the crux is over....

Maybe you'll find direction
around some corner
where it's been waiting to meet you.


This is left of Ripple.


8 bolts to chains.


Jonathan Reeves
Golden, Colorado
Jonathan Reeves   Golden, Colorado
A fun route that has 5.8ish moves all the way up. Just like the description says, the crux is the beginning layback. Although the first move is the crux you can reach the first bolt and do the move under protection. Aug 16, 2009
Casey Lems
Lakewood, CO
Casey Lems   Lakewood, CO
Don't be lured into the "valley" to the right of the clips. Stay left and pull the bulge. Sep 1, 2009
Robert Buswold
Northglenn, CO
Robert Buswold   Northglenn, CO
This was good, but this route and the two directly to the right of it can get a bit crowded around the first two bolts. The starts of all these routes just seem too close together. Sep 6, 2011
Tadd Duncan
Lakewood, CO
Tadd Duncan   Lakewood, CO
Power through the bulge and you've made it, but the area gets crowded easily. Jul 17, 2012
Matt Powers
Madison, VA
Matt Powers   Madison, VA
My favorite of the Canal Zone 5.8s. Great fun on a variety of features. Aug 18, 2013
I found the first 20' harder than an 8, actually got pretty much stuck on this section, but it was my very first slabby, tiny sloping feet with basically no hands/smooth slopers. Not my skill set. After that section, it was pretty much an 8.

To second or third the comments, the route to the right is almost too close, easy to wander to the right at during the first 15' of climbing. Apr 13, 2014
In October 2013, Dale Haas and I replaced the hardware at the anchor with SS quicklinks and SS rings. The hardware was provided by the American Safe Climbing Association(ASCA)(www.safeclimbing.org). They appreciate your support. Jun 18, 2014
Holly Killen-Vesco
Denver, Colorado
Holly Killen-Vesco   Denver, Colorado
The first part was the crux. After a bit of a hard start, it's fairly smooth sailing from there. Overall, it's a very fun climb. Sep 27, 2014
Joshua Harrington
Arvada, CO
Joshua Harrington   Arvada, CO
Fun route for sure! When you're standing underneath the route, you cannot see the first bolt, which is just over an 8" lip about 8' from the ground. If you walk left and look back down at the route, you'll be able to see the first bolt. Stay on the bulge too, it's super fun! A great 8. Sep 22, 2016
Paul Deger
Paul Deger   Colorado
The first crux off the deck is an 8 move. The second crux at bulge seems like 9 - requires layback and not overly positive hold. Below and above second bugle 7 at best. Sep 2, 2018