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Routes in North Side

(01) Diffs and Biffs S,TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
(02) Saxifrage S,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
(03) RUS's S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
(05) Harebell S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
(06) Nature Hike S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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Type: Sport, TR, Alpine, 70 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Daniel Trugman on Aug 16, 2010
Admins: Mike Snyder

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Description [Suggest Change]

The classic moderate on the North Side.

The first bolt is fairly high up there, and reaching it may be a bit unnerving for a shaky 5.9 leader. After clipping it, enjoy six more bolts of sustained edging and pocket pulling, with no obvious crux.

Location [Suggest Change]

The second bolted route from the left on the North side.

Protection [Suggest Change]

7 bolts to chains. It should be possible to top-rope.

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Mike K
Grand Junction, CO
  5.9
Mike K   Grand Junction, CO
  5.9
First and second bolts are very spaced out. Easy to make a top rope anchor five feet back from the ledge to ease the top belay with a couple hand sized cams and some webbing if you want to belay from above without hanging from the chains. Aug 16, 2013
TAGG C
  5.9-
TAGG C  
  5.9-
Great climb, it really cool to see the tram go by and see a bunch of tourists stair. The crux is the final bit over the roof. Apr 6, 2017
Jesse Bryant
New Haven, CT
  5.9
Jesse Bryant   New Haven, CT
  5.9
there is a good 0.5 and 0.75 placement before the first bolt, which made the start feel a lot more secure.

the dolomite is awweessoommee and friction-y

the climbing felt generally wonderful, but as a shorter person there were moments where I felt like the bolts were bolted without the shorter in mind AND

for short folks, the final move to the chains felt like a V3 boulder problem, not 5.9. I could see if one were a bit taller how it would be very straightforward though...upside? you can pull through the move on a kindly placed bolt right to the chains! Aug 5, 2017

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