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Routes in The Ark

Atheist Childhood S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Bazooka Face S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Born Again S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Happy Pants S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Ignorant Bliss S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Joy of Heresy S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
July Jihad S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Last Starfighter, The S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Ocean of Terror S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Raiders of the Lost Ark S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
SassyKat Superstar S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Shaared S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Smarty Pants S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Unsubstantiated Propaganda S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: Fort Collins Climbers & Greg Hand
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Shared By: FCJohn on Jul 28, 2010
Admins: Mike Snyder

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A dandy of a route that is on par with the other fine routes on the Ark. Shaared climbs a shallow dihedral with cool position, laybacks, ring locks and iron chert crimps.

You'll encounter two cruxes, but save your technique for the last few moves before the chains.

Thanks to Aaron Huey for shaaring his anchor bolts with the FA team.


Currently the leftmost climb on the back side of the ark, immediately to the left of Joy of Heresy. Starts in a shallow right facing dihedral.


11 bolts to chains


The only route at the Ark that I would tell people to avoid. Could probably be quite good if it was properly cleaned and bolts were moved. The anchor bolts both have over an inch of thread exposed, indicating that they are both probably placed in pockets and need replacing. Jul 11, 2017
There is a large dishwasher sized block that has come off in the last year a quarter of the way up the route. Bolts don't appear to have been damaged, but the character of the route has certainly been changed. Approach with care. Jul 9, 2017
Pat Mac
Pat Mac   Tempe
This is an awesome rock climb. It doesn't get much traffic but wonderful to climb. Solid rock! DO IT! Jul 15, 2013