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Casual Stroll S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Fuzzy Babies S 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Type: Sport, TR, 30 ft
FA: Ned Walker
Page Views: 828 total · 9/month
Shared By: Errinevans on Oct 18, 2010
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This route starts to the right of Fuzzy Babies. Part way up after two large potholes, the route joins Fuzzy Babies to share the top. There are two bolts at the top without chains to rap back down from. The route goes up and then angles left.

Location

See Fuzzy Babies for more detailed location beta.

Protection

This route has plenty of bolts.

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Ryan-GJ Grube
Grand Junction, CO
Ryan-GJ Grube   Grand Junction, CO
First of all, thanks for establishing some more moderates in the area!

However, this particular route was a pretty unpleasant experience. It's a bushwack from the other established arch climbs down and back up a dirty gully. The route itself is basically a traverse. This led to rope drag and snags to the point the leader could not even pull up the rope and how to downclimb, pull up 15 feet of slack, and then finish. I would suggest placing one more bolt and creating an anchor before the runout. This would decrease the rope drag up the run-out and prevent a run-out all together. The 5.8 was a much better experience, but again it seems more appropriate to have the anchor where the last bolt is to prevent the rope snagging run out to the anchor.

Again, thanks for the effort, I will keep an eye out for future development of this area! Apr 18, 2011