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Routes in Tick Rock

Arachnophobia S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Barock S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Green Flash T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Ixodes S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Just One Tick Away T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Nervous Tic S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Not My Tick To Bear T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
PTSD S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Tic, Tac, Toe T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Tick Fever S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Sport, 105 ft
FA: Ken and Danielle Duncan
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Shared By: Ken Duncan on May 30, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Did you know ticks and spiders are related? This previously top roped route follows the line of bolts that diagonals right along the obvious weakness on the right side of the Tick Rock Slab. It has great rock and is probably the best beginner lead in the area.


Begin 30 feet right of the rightmost of two large trees at the base of the Tick Rock Slab.


13 bolts plus anchors.


This is an excellent route with awesome knobs and rock texture. It seemed significantly easier than, say, Organ Pipes (on the Twin Owls, 5.6). Maybe 5.3? 5.4? Perfect kid route, as long as they can get up the nasty gully approach, or a great first lead for adults (well protected). Jun 25, 2010
Ken Duncan
Ft Collins, CO
Ken Duncan   Ft Collins, CO
I think you are probably right on the rating. Aug 11, 2010

Nice job on the route. Tick Rock is a fun slab that I'd like to help document. Do you know what the route just right of this one is called / rated? (It shares the same anchor.) Also curious about the one left that follows a line of bolts up the black water streak. Aug 22, 2010
Ben Boykin
Cheyenne, WY
Ben Boykin   Cheyenne, WY
Great route! We actually finished on the 9 that starts to the right of Arachnophobia. By the time the 9 route nears the finish, it's about 5.6. Sep 22, 2011
Nice route for a warm-up / new climbers. Well bolted. Jul 28, 2012
kyle kingrey
kyle kingrey   Loveland
Great route! Apr 21, 2014

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