Type: Sport, 65 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Bosier Parsons on May 17, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Reopened after flood damage! Details

Description

This is the next route to the left (or south) of The Thin Line. It was not in my guidebook by Stewart Green, but it's a good quality route, similar to those found on this section of the wall (such as Virgin Bolters, Just Happens, The Plunge, and The Thin Line).

If anyone knows the name or FA party, please let me know and I'll update the description.

Protection

5 bolts. 2-bolt anchor.

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Bill Olszewski
Colorado Springs, CO
  5.10a/b
Bill Olszewski   Colorado Springs, CO
  5.10a/b
Great route! Very thin and balancy. Felt harder than any other .10a I've done at RRCOS (which is almost all of them) and sustained. Oct 30, 2010
Patrick Yarbrough
Colorado Springs, CO
  5.10a
Patrick Yarbrough   Colorado Springs, CO
  5.10a
One of my favorite climbs on The Whale, definitely good stuff. Jul 31, 2015
Arlo F Niederer
Colorado Springs, CO
  5.10b
Arlo F Niederer   Colorado Springs, CO
  5.10b
Agree with Bill that this is harder and more sustained than other 5.10a's at Red Rocks, so I gave it a harder grade.

The first bolt is about 20 feet up, but not too hard. However, a hold broke on me right before I could clip the bolt - almost took a guaranteed ankle breaker! I would suggest a stick clip.

Also, the rappel rings are quick links which lie flat against the rock, which makes the rope bind when trying to thread it. I had to pull it through one side at a time. Nov 23, 2015
Levi Arnhold
Colorado Springs, CO
  5.10a PG13
Levi Arnhold   Colorado Springs, CO
  5.10a PG13
Either I missed a bolt, or there was only 4 bolts. There was an easy run out at the top. Sep 17, 2017