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Baja Ha Ha S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Current Event S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Eddyline TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
High H20 S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Joker, The S,TR 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Jumping the Gun S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Re-Thinking the Ethics S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Ripple Effect, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Snubnose S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
South Pipe Route S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Storm Surge S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Wake to Wake S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Sport, 90 ft
FA: Ric & Cindy Geiman, Oct., '04
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Shared By: Bosier Parsons on Nov 11, 2009 with updates from Connor Baty
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This is one of my favorite routes at Red Rocks. The climb is in between The Ripple Effect and High H2O. Shorter folks will start on top of the blocks below and left of the first chalked holds. Taller folks can probably just pull off the holds directly from the ground. Climb up past the flakes and about 5 bolts to a steep and thinner crux move. This crux move was a bit of a reach for me, but well protected. Gain a big ledge, then move up and right through the roof and finish on easier ground with some fragile rock.


9 bolts. 2-bolt anchor.


Colorado Springs
mountainmicah83   Colorado Springs
As of 4/7/2010, the first bolt is missing. Apr 15, 2010
Bill Olszewski
Colorado Springs, CO
Bill Olszewski   Colorado Springs, CO
Great route! Delicate movement through the first half, vertical jugging through the second.

First bolt hanger has been replaced. Sep 12, 2011
Phil Raymond
Minneapolis MN
Phil Raymond   Minneapolis MN
I've been wanting to try this one but the first bolt is missing (again?), and I can't bring myself to commit without it. Aug 26, 2012
First bolt is there now. Sep 16, 2012
Zach Wahrer
Bozeman, MT
Zach Wahrer   Bozeman, MT  
The first bolt is gone. Recommend stick clipping as the first 3 or 4 moves are definitely the crux. Both anchor bolts could use replacement. The left one has a spinning hanger and is loose, the right one is loose. Both sound "cruchy" when you wiggle the hangers. Jun 14, 2013
  5.11a/b PG13
  5.11a/b PG13
The first bolt is probably 25 feet off the ground. I'm guessing there is a missing bolt. The crux for me was the moves leading to the first bolt. It's committing. It's borderline R. A fall from just before the first bolt is somewhat dangerous, but the ground is soft sand. If your belayer is a good spotter, he or she can stop you from falling into the trees if you do fall. Mar 8, 2015
I climbed this route on 2/4/2017. It's a great technical route, but the rock around the anchor point and last two bolts is completely hollow. I wouldn't advise climbing it, but if you do, please use caution. Feb 8, 2017

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