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Beer for Life S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Fleas and Ticks S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Into the Black S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Out of the Blue S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Purrrfect Puppy, The S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Stray Cat S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Top Dawg S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Chuck Fitch and Adam Huxley
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Shared By: Jay Eggleston on Jun 17, 2013
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This climb is the furthest right on the cliff. The first bolt is above a large roof. This bolt seems a bit high at first, but the climbing is easy up to it. The crux is about 3/4s of the way up where the wall steepens. The rock quality deteriorates a little at the crux. Hopefully holds don't come off in the future.

Location

This is the furthest right of the [four] routes on the wall. The other [three] routes are easily seen from the Catslab approach trail. You can lower or rap off the climb.

Protection

8 bolts and a 2 bolt anchor at the top.

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Jay Eggleston
Denver
 
Jay Eggleston   Denver
 
Did this again today, and it has cleaned up very nicely. Oct 23, 2015
Mark Roth
Boulder
 
Mark Roth   Boulder
 
There is now a 2nd pitch accessible from this anchorÂ… Top Dawg. Oct 15, 2014
Parker Wrozek
Denver, CO
  5.8
Parker Wrozek   Denver, CO
  5.8
Runners are key. The rock is not great, and it is hard to trust which makes the route seem harder that it is. The bolt (3rd?) way off to the left I almost went right by, since I thought the route was more to the right.

If you are there to do Out of the Blue, you might as well give it a go. Oct 4, 2014
Jay Eggleston
Denver
 
Jay Eggleston   Denver
 
I think this has cleaned up a lot, and all the rock seems good now. Oct 1, 2014
Jim Amidon  
 
Personally I thought this is one of the better routes in CC Canyon.

Having said that, this is a "real sport route".

Not one with a bolt every 3-6 feet, more like 10 foot spacing which forces you to really think about your climbing.

Bravo....

For the "standard" 5.8 sport climber that frequents CC, you better have a your game on for this one.... Jun 11, 2014
Chick on Crack
Superior, CO
  5.8-
Chick on Crack   Superior, CO
  5.8-
I sailed up this, hence my lower rating. I felt like there was only one 5.8 move, and once I stretched my leg to the right and balanced, it was easy. A fun warm-up route with some thoughtful moves. Nice find, gents! Thanks for your efforts in establishing new climbs!

(We did not use or need runners and found the route to be easy to follow.) Mar 27, 2014
Lindsay Clark
Louisville, CO
  5.8+
Lindsay Clark   Louisville, CO
  5.8+
1st bolt seems high, but you can easily scramble up (5.5) to clip it. Slings are essential to prevent heavy rope drag. The route wanders, but it keeps the climb interesting & fun! Positive holds until you reach the crux section which is more of a blank face. Stay left at this point. The holds are there but very tiny. Nov 10, 2013
Ben D.
Colorado
Ben D.   Colorado
I agree with Erika, really sketchy rock quality, though, the bolts seem to be in solid rock. A few holds I just had to "trust" the rock wouldn't break off (both hands and feet). Long runners (at least 3) are essential to keep a clean line. We climbed 3 of the 4 routes at this crag tonight, and this one was not worth doing again. Oct 30, 2013
Climbed this yesterday with Leo Paik. I think this is the best route of the three at this rock. Everything I touched seemed solid, and I didn't have to avoid using any potential holds. Jul 20, 2013
ErikaNW
Golden, CO
 
ErikaNW   Golden, CO
 
Climbed this on June 15 - the rock quality is very poor, think mud held together with kitty litter in places. Maybe it will clean up? Long runners helped to reduce rope drag - the route wanders a bit. I would skip this one and do the middle line, as it was much better/cleaner rock with funner climbing. Jul 10, 2013