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Cool Thing S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13
Type: Sport, 45 ft
FA: Pete Zoeller
Page Views: 708 total, 10/month
Shared By: Adam Peters on Mar 25, 2012
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This route is across the creek from Anarchy Wall. Hardly ever done, this route packs quite a punch for the 12c it's given in both guides. Start with a big or tricky move to good holds and move up to the third bolt on good holds, then head up the meat of the route with no opportunities for rest until you clip the chains. There's a bit of a runout between the third and fourth bolt (that's why I give it a PG-13, especially while hanging draws), so be attentive here.

Location

This route is by itself across the creek from Anarchy Wall. From the parking lot, look directly across the creek and identify the arĂȘte that is Cool Thing.

Protection

6 bolts, bolted anchor.

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Kevin Capps
Golden, CO
  5.13a PG13
Kevin Capps   Golden, CO
  5.13a PG13
Great route! 13a feels about right, an interesting crux moving up past the last bolt. Apr 5, 2015
Adam Peters
Salt Lake City, Utah
 
Adam Peters   Salt Lake City, Utah
 
Sweet! Nice, Matt, I agree, more people should definitely go climb on this thing. The rock quality is great, especially for not ever seeing any action and the movement is really fun. One of those hidden, obscure gems in CCC. May 18, 2012
mlloyd
denver
  5.13a
mlloyd   denver
  5.13a
Went over and checked this rig out yesterday, very very fun climbing, surprised it has not gotten more attention. It is chalked and cleaned and fun, as for the grade, it's probably 12d soft 13a, which is awesome. May 10, 2012
Darren Mabe
Flagstaff, AZ
Darren Mabe   Flagstaff, AZ
Sure sounds like a cool thing! Mar 26, 2012
Adam Peters
Salt Lake City, Utah
 
Adam Peters   Salt Lake City, Utah
 
The water is super low and temps have been in the 70s for a while. Really great route though! More people should wade over there and do this thing. Mar 26, 2012
Darren Mabe
Flagstaff, AZ
Darren Mabe   Flagstaff, AZ
Nice, Adam. I never made it over there, so had little clue of the grade as well. Is the water low right now? Or ice bridge? Mar 26, 2012
Adam Peters
Salt Lake City, Utah
 
Adam Peters   Salt Lake City, Utah
 
Just wondering who else has done this thing...seemed ridiculously sandbagged at 12c, so wanted to post it and see if others agree. It's probably on par with things like Finger Prince, Chaos, etc. If anyone has a differing opinion on the grade, then enlighten us all. Mar 25, 2012