Type: Sport, 85 ft
FA: Josh Wharton, Equipped: Josh Gross
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Shared By: Josh Gross on Nov 15, 2012
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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"Elephant In The Room" is charaterized by steep, sustained climbing with one real rest before the last boulder problem crux. Finish via the last bolt of "Hypertension", and this route shares the same anchor.


Climb the steep arete just right of Vasodilator.


9 bolts.


Really fun climbing, and unlike the typical Boulder Canyon fare, it's not a heinous one-mover. I think it's somewhere in the .13b/c range, but it's always hard to say for sure. Great "find" by Josh as the route sits right next to the uber-popular Vasodilator. Lazy bottom feeders (like myself) are indebted to all the guys like Josh out there developing quality new routes! Nov 15, 2012
Tank Evans
Tank Evans  
Really quality route for BoCan, more folks should go do it! Props to the Joshs for this contribution. Oct 28, 2013
Bart Paull
Golden, CO
Bart Paull   Golden, CO
Great climbing - go check it out! Dec 9, 2013
Curt MacNeill
Boulder, CO
Curt MacNeill   Boulder, CO
Agreed. Very sustained and bouldery. A bit chossy compared to its popular neighbor, but it should clean up nicely with more people climbing on it. It's very strenuous hanging the draws on this one. I recommend climbing either Vaso or Hypertension to get the draws up. You will want some extended too for easier clipping. Get 'er done! Dec 6, 2014
Nice climbing with bouldery crux sections. Worth the hike up for sure. 13b. Dec 27, 2014
reboot   .
Not sure the lower section of the route will ever clean up nicely, but I managed to pull off the right hand sidepull/pinch block @ the 3rd bolt. The left hand undercling used to get to the block will likely go at some point, as well as the large flake shared with Vaso, especially the way it's loaded for elephant.

It still looks climbable, albeit likely harder; I had no interest trying though. Apr 3, 2017
I got on this route about a year ago and continued to pull holds off the bottom part. Has anyone been on / done this route in the past year? Sep 10, 2018