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Tears of a Clown S,TR 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Type: Sport, TR, 50 ft
FA: D. Bohn, B. Scott
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Shared By: Dave Bohn aka "Old Fart" on Jan 3, 2011
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

In the new Arthur's Rock Bouldering Guide, this is the TR "project" on the Valhalla Boulder.

I've climbed this route several times, probably first on New Year's Day 2000 if not prior iirc. I had never seen any chalk on it prior to my ascents, so that is why I tentatively put my name as FA, although the route is so prominent that it might have been done previously.

This is an excellent route, that, if it were in BC, would have been bolted years ago. As it is, it is a very worthy top rope.

Start right of center on the slabby green streak, then work left at mid height through the red steaks, then fire straight up the black streaks.

Ed: from FA Ben Scott:
"An amazing face climb on the south face of this prominent block. Start with a technical boulder problem to reach the flake past the second bolt. Catch a rest then continue up the stellar headwall on edges."

Location

This is located on the huge, obvious boulder just below the final switchbacks to the summit of the Arthur's Rock trail.

Protection

TR. A long static line and a few pieces of gear.

Per Patrick Kehoe: this now has chain anchors.

Per Ben Scott: 5 bolts + a two bolt chain anchor.

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BBarryAK
  5.12b
BBarryAK  
  5.12b
One of the best face climbs in Northern Colorado! Thin and sequential with a fun crux off the deck. Thanks, Ben, for bolting this one. Very aesthetic with a killer topout view of the city. Mar 14, 2015
Michael Botkin
Fort Collins, CO
  5.12b
Michael Botkin   Fort Collins, CO
  5.12b
Outstanding route, my first 12 outside, huge thanks for the effort that went into bolting! Apr 13, 2014
Ben Scott
Fort Collins, CO
Ben Scott   Fort Collins, CO
A little video for anyone that is interested:
vimeo.com/61364775 Mar 8, 2013
SWEET! Thanks, Ben. Nov 16, 2012
Ben Scott
Fort Collins, CO
Ben Scott   Fort Collins, CO
This route is completely bolted now as part of the Arthur's Rock Fixed Anchor Initiative.
5 bolts + a two bolt chain anchor.
Felt like 12- to most repeaters thus far.

More info coming soon....

Ben Scott
nococlimbing.org Nov 15, 2012
Patrick Kehoe
Fort Collins
Patrick Kehoe   Fort Collins
The route now has chain anchors. Jun 11, 2012

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