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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
Type: Sport, 160 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Lew Strong?
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Shared By: Ken Duncan on Aug 30, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This route follows approximately [now 9] bolts to a two bolt anchor. It starts just left of Arachnophobia.

A second pitch, 5.9-9+, has been added that follows 6 more bolts up the slab.


This is the third route from the right on the Tick Rock slab.


P1: 9 bolts and a 2 bolt anchor.
P2: 6 bolts and a 2 bolt anchor.


Loveland/Vail, CO
climber76   Loveland/Vail, CO
I finally had a chance to finish bolting this today. I placed another bolt below the intermediate anchors. Seven more bolts were placed to add a P2. P2 is similar in difficulty to P1 (9 to 9+). The route is about 160 ft. It makes a nice long, consistent 5.9 slab climb. 17, or so, draws to make it in a single pitch. The rock is good. I think that most of the friable stuff is gone. This is a good intermediate route. Nov 1, 2010
Leo Paik
Westminster, Colorado
Leo Paik   Westminster, Colorado  
There is also a left start to this, starting from Tic, Tac, Toe and angling right on flakes to the 1st tree, 5.7 R. Also, the bolts to the left and above P2 don't seem to make much sense. There is a bolt thigh high just left of the top of P2 here. Then, you can climb past 2 more bolts to an anchor. Hmmmm. Nov 20, 2010
kyle kingrey
kyle kingrey   Loveland
Climbed this route just recently. Really solid line. Consistent moves the whole way. I thought the bolt spacing was perfect. Tic Rock is a fun, relaxing place to climb with many options. BTW, on the ride down the canyon partner found a tick on his arm.... Apr 21, 2014
Red John
Red John  
Fantastic, consistent route for the grade! We did both piches as a single pitch with 70m rope, rapped twice (70m won't reach bottom from top of 2nd pitch!) Edges, smears, and nice scenery to top it off. Aug 17, 2015

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