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Routes in Lower Ice Caves
|Bloodhound S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Bumble Bee, The S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Continental Breakfast S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Continental Call S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Good Moanin' S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Leather Queen S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Local Talent S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Mel's Diner S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Plastic Prince S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Road To Nowhere S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Smell The Coffee S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Snooze Control S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Starbuck's Coffee S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Wake Up Call S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Type:||Sport, 110 ft|
|FA:||Dave Pegg, 2009|
|Page Views:||893 total, 12/month|
|Shared By:||Michael Schneiter on Sep 12, 2011|
|Admins:||Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionBloodhound is a long, quality extension to Road to Nowhere, a often neglected 11a in Rifle. It features hard, technical climbing and a burly finish through a roof.
After climbing Road to Nowhere, continue above the anchor on relatively easy ground for a few bolts on excellent stone that is beautifully featured limestone. After clipping a bolt on a rounded arete feature, you start to enter a series of crux moves that doesn't stop for a few bolts with scant rests. Make a difficult move left around the arete to a good stance before firing through a difficult undercling section, moving right on difficult feet. Move up on good holds while fighting the pump through a "hollow" feature where a perma-draw is located to a series of rails. Lock off on the upper, slanted rail to two tiny crimps and a hard move to the right where a large jug is found. Rest before the final roof where underclings, a couple of sweet pockets and some big moves are found. A nice knee bar is found to help clip the anchors.
A 70 meter rope is required.