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Aborigine S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Among the Stars S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Aphrodite S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Arapiles S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Arnold's Demise S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Big E S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Blow Tube Envy S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Bound in Blood S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Captain, The S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Dreamtime S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Esse Curve S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Finnacle S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
First Mate S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Gomers in Blue Shirts S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Good Stuff, The S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
HMS S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Happy Ending (formerly Top-Rope) T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Honeymoon Down Under S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Just Happens S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Mister MIA S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Never Ever Slab, The TR 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
Plunge, The S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Red Venus S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Route to the left of The Thin Line S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Tempest Toast S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Thin Line, The S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Undulating Dingo S 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Virgin Bolters S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Whale Rider S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Dennis Jackson and Steve Wood
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Shared By: Mike Morin on Feb 17, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Reopened after flood damage! Details

Description

Move up through the low crux using small edges and pockets. The climbing eases a bit as you move through the 3rd and 4th bolts. On the way to the 5th bolt, climb up a sandy trough on low angle but slippery terrain. The finishing slab is low angle as well but also has its fair share of loose sand.

Location

This is the second route south (left) of Just Happens.

Protection

5 bolts, 2 bolt anchor with rings.

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Bill Olszewski
Colorado Springs, CO
  5.9
Bill Olszewski   Colorado Springs, CO
  5.9
Fun, fun climb all the way up! Pretty cool feature and great that there are holds to follow the line all the way. Oct 30, 2010
Patrick Yarbrough
Colorado Springs, CO
  5.9
Patrick Yarbrough   Colorado Springs, CO
  5.9
This would be 3 stars if it were a little more sustained. Worth checking out if you're in the area. Aug 28, 2014
Arlo F Niederer
Colorado Springs, CO
  5.9
Arlo F Niederer   Colorado Springs, CO
  5.9
Felt the crux is at the first bolt, but thin for a few moves above the second bolt.

The anchors are to the right of the start of the climb, so a toprope will require clipping one of the lower bolts to avoid a pendulum. Nov 15, 2015

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