Type: Sport, 600 ft, 7 pitches, Grade III
FA: Maki Gorchynsky, Fred Bohm, Scott Moser, Cooper Caillier
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Shared By: Scott Moser on Apr 13, 2010
Admins: MAKB, Nate Ball, Ricardo Orozco, Rudy Peckham

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Off The Couch follows the first two pitches of Satori (5.9, 5.10b), then traverses left for a short pitch (5.8), and ascends the beautiful clean face for four more pitches (5.8, 5.10a, 5.10b, 5.10d).


Follow the trail to Satori: start up the mining road that cuts right from the riverbed before entering the Potrero. Take a quick left up rocky trail toward The Dunce/ El Bobo. Follow the rock ridge for several hundred feet above the Dunce until a trail cuts off left crossing a scree slope and passing a cairn. The route is clearly visible from a distance.


Bring 13 quickdraws and a 60m rope (though with a 70m rope you can rappel pitches 3 and 4 together).
Dan Petty
Wheat Ridge, CO
Dan Petty   Wheat Ridge, CO
Rapped P3/4 together with one 60M rope. Jan 9, 2011
Interested in decision to post this climb as Grade III when Satori is grade II and longer but on the same piece of rock. What were the considerations?

Thanks Feb 21, 2011
I thought that 10a pitch was harder than 10a, and the 10d pitch was prolly 11a. Great route!! Jun 26, 2011
Portland, OR
rpc   Portland, OR
Really enjoyable route - favorite among the front side moderates trio that includes Satori & Excalibur. Dec 1, 2014
Morgan F. Smith
Morgan F. Smith   Texas
Awesome route! Last pitch has a scary mini-traverse that makes it fun! Loose rock in some areas, me and my buddy blew two handholds on the climb. Be careful! Dec 8, 2014
Patrick Betts
Patrick Betts  
Really great climb. I definitely thought Off the Couch was better than Satori. Doing both in a day is also the way to do it; makes for an excellent 12 pitch day.

Found no loose/suspect/worrisome rock after the second 5.8 pitch. Feb 17, 2016
Julie Wang  
amazing face climbing with holds exactly where you need them. felt much more stout (and fun!) than satori. cool finish on the knifelike ridge Dec 20, 2016
Andrew Hewitt
Andrew Hewitt   Somerville
This route is awesome. Great sustained climbing after the 5.8 pitches. Better than Satori. The bolts are also super close on all the hard pitches, so if 10d is your limit, don't shy away from this one. The traverse at the end is not scary and would be a clean fall if you did blow it. Mar 2, 2017
El__roberr Mx
Aguascalientes, Mx
El__roberr Mx   Aguascalientes, Mx
Really nice Route, the knifelike ridge on the top is great. Didn't like the approach though... Jun 7, 2018
Xiao Duan
Xiao Duan   Seattle
Def worth doing Off the Couch and Satori together. Fun climb, and the final traverse at the top can be a little tricky. Careful of loose rock, my belay partner def broke off a piece during the ascent. Jan 2, 2019