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Bazooka T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A3 R
Diagonal Finger Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
East Face/Green Thumb T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c R
Far Niente S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Green Corner T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Green Crack T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Gullwing T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
L.A.S.T. aka Unknown Flakes T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Stainless Steele 'Rete T,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Variation T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Zimbra S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Type: Trad, Aid, 75 ft
FA: Kyle Copeland, Mark Hirt, 1983
Page Views: 113 total, 1/month
Shared By: neil chelton on Dec 30, 2010
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Some crags in this area are closed 1 February to 31 July: Details
Temporary Trail and Raptor Closures Details

Description

This tricky little aid line follows the thin seam between the routes 'Gullwing' and 'Seam'. Free climb up the beginning of Gullwing to a ledge with a small tree. Step to the right side of the ledge and aid up the seam to an ancient bolt (A2+ R). Very delicately continue up the seam in a constant state of wide-eyed fear, precariously placing an intricate series of marginal body-weight pieces with increased bamboozling, mind-boggling difficulty, whilst trying not to load your pants or think about the rather serious ledge fall potential below, until finally it is possible to place a small cam at the top (A3R). Pull up onto the ledge and rappel from the bolted anchors of Zimbra.

Protection

A few nuts and cams up to 2", beaks, RURPs, heads, thin blades, hooks, micro nuts, helmet.

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neil chelton
Boulder, CO
 
neil chelton   Boulder, CO
 
There is no fixed gear on this route, and it is possible to hand-place almost all of the pitons.

I think it could go free at a much harder grade than I can climb, perhaps hard 5.12. The rock isn't as solid as you might like it to be and it would definitely be X-rated. Jan 2, 2011
Peter Beal
Boulder Colorado
Peter Beal   Boulder Colorado
How hard would this be as a free climb? Any guesses? Jan 2, 2011
Jay Eggleston
Denver
Jay Eggleston   Denver
"Is aid climbing with a hammer legal in the Flatirons??"
It is legal as long as nothing is left "fixed" in place. Jan 1, 2011
Mark Roth
Boulder
Mark Roth   Boulder
Is aid climbing with a hammer legal in the Flatirons?? Jan 1, 2011