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B.A.H. S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Cal Trop (originally entered as 53.5) S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Check Your Head S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Check Your Six S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Cheerleaders Gone Hippie S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Creepy S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Crossbow S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Flail S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Loyalist S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Orange You Glad S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Palace Guard T,S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
River Rats S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Rocks for Jocks S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Turtle Head S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Sam Shannon, 2005
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Shared By: Wes B. on Mar 4, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Climb past 4 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor over slopey holds. The rock is crumbly in places, but this route should improve with more cleaning. Not recommended for the novice 5.7 leader.


This route starts 30' left (downhill) from Orange You Glad.


4 quickdraws and something for the 2 bolt anchor (with chains).

This climb shares an anchor with River Rats.


Keith W
Keith W  
While it was fairly stiff for a 5.7, I didn't think there was any move harder than 5.8. It was steep, but the feet are all there. Still fun with thoughtful movement. Definitely a bit more heads up for a beginner leader. Sep 4, 2016
Dylan Demyanek
Fort Collins, CO
Dylan Demyanek   Fort Collins, CO
I'll voice my agreement about the grade. I personally think that River Rats climbs like a 5.6 (except for one 5.8ish move), Turtle Head seems more like a 5.9-, and Orange You Glad seems like 5.8-. Oct 19, 2015
Fort Collins, CO
SterlingArcher87   Fort Collins, CO
Agree on the under-rating. Had an easier time on the 5.7 and the 5.9 Loyalist to the left. Mar 15, 2014
Wes B.
Wes B.  
In the guidebook, it states that this route is a 5.7. We thought that it was at least two grades harder than the climb to the left (River Rats). Mar 4, 2010