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Beer for Life S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Into the Black S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
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Purrrfect Puppy, The S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Top Dawg S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Sport, 90 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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The crux of this route is at the bottom near the first two bolts. The first bolt is easy to clip off a large jug at the top of the overhang. The first ascentionists call the start a "boulder problem", and I would have to agree. You have to clip the second bolt off of a small hold, and it feels a bit insecure. The route above the first two bolts is about 5.8 in difficulty and is very fun. Every time it looks hard a good hold seems to appear.


This is the [second] leftmost route on the wall. The start is in black colored rock below a overhang. You lower or rap from the anchor on top.


10 bolts to a two bolt anchor.


A. Bandos
A. Bandos   Broomfield
Just a heads up to people who had to cut the ends of their rope. This climb is at least 90' tall. Besides that, it's fun and long. Jan 25, 2015
Kevin P
Kevin P   Loveland
I say 11a. Maybe easier if you have done it a few times, took me several tries to get it clean. The rest of the route is in the 9 range. Felt hard to me, probably from being totally pumped from the crux. Worth doing for sure. Oct 12, 2014
Jay Eggleston
Jay Eggleston   Denver
Did this for the second time today and the start is still pretty hard. It was a little easier than last time but not much. I think it is about 11a for difficulty. Jul 9, 2014
Lindsay Clark
Louisville, CO
Lindsay Clark   Louisville, CO
Super boulder problem crux at the start. Layback to the left - right hand friction hold & power up to a solid left hand edge for the 1st bolt. 2nd bolt is about 1' from the 1st bolt - wise choice, Adam! Once past the crux, route is still 5.9+ sustained climbing. There are positive holds & lots of edges for feet. Nov 10, 2013
Ben D.
Ben D.   Colorado
I'll admit, I don't climb much at this level (usually 8s & 9s), but the start definitely felt harder than other 10c/ds I've climbed in the canyon. The climbing gets substantially easier after the 2nd bolt. Also, you can drop a TR on this route if rapping off of "Out Of The Blue". Oct 30, 2013
I think that climbing past the first two bolts is harder than 10d, although being taller would help. About 2/3 up the pitch, a five-foot-wide chunk of rock, just right of the bolt line and which is hard to avoid, is loose. It makes a bulge with a shallow "ledge" on its top. It has a crack ALL the way around it. Jul 20, 2013
Kevin Gillest
Arvada, CO
Kevin Gillest   Arvada, CO
We must have climbed right after they drilled, still had drill debris, first 4 bolts were great, crux down low near the start of the route. Jun 19, 2013