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Routes in Backstreet Wall

A-Frame (aka A Street) T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Anything But The Fast Lane T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Down the Allie T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Get High Street T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
My Next 30 Years T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Third World Cantina T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Unknown Right Side Trad T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad
FA: Brian Shelton and Stewart Green, March 2005
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Shared By: kevin fox on Apr 19, 2011
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This route is immediately to the left of Anything But The Fast Lane. I believe the crux is just getting started on the route. Right off the deck you move through a bulge/roof. There is a great hand jam if you can reach it. The start is easier if you are taller. Pull through the roof and climb up and left past horizontal cracks. The bottom of the route takes gear and the upper half of the route has 3 bolts to a two bolt anchor. This route finishes and the same anchors as Anything But The Fast Lane.

Location

This is immediately to the left of the route Anything But The Fast Lane.

Protection

Bring small to medium cams up to #2 Camalot and quickdraws for the bolts. You can get off with a 60m.
Sarah Meiser
Boulder, Colorado
 
Sarah Meiser   Boulder, Colorado
 
Thin slab was the crux for me, not the overhung start. I think it just depends on your strengths/weaknesses. Worthwhile route, well protected. May 23, 2014
FA: Brian Shelton and Stewart Green, March 2005. Nov 8, 2011
Bill Olszewski
Colorado Springs, CO
  5.9
Bill Olszewski   Colorado Springs, CO
  5.9
I think there's a little more 5.9 midway through the bolts, a couple delicate face moves on tiny holds. Oct 8, 2011
Rich F.
Colorado Springs, CO
  5.9
Rich F.   Colorado Springs, CO
  5.9
Agree -- the crux is definitely the overhanging start. Once past the start the route can be protected fine with cams until reaching the first of the three bolts about halfway up. Sep 18, 2011