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Routes in The Shaft

Coal S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Copper S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Gold S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Iron S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Lead S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Molybdenum S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Nickel S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Shaft of Light S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Steaming Beaver S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Tungsten S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Unknown at The Shaft S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Vanadium S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
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Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 227 total · 4/month
Shared By: slim on Sep 10, 2013
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Coal is a really fun route that features fairly sustained climbing and no really show stopper cruxes.

Start up a face immediately right of the flake system on mostly good holds. I thought the crux was just above this with some balancy quick movement on good holds to a good horizontal break. Sustained 5.fun climbing above takes you to the anchors.

Location

When entering The Shaft, this route is on the left side, immediately after you step down through a little pinch point. The route climbs a face, immediately (climber's) right of a left-facing flake system.

Protection

Bolts, maybe 8 or so. Bring 10 and 2 anchor draws just in case.

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Garrett Bales
Lake City, CO
  5.11c/d
Garrett Bales   Lake City, CO
  5.11c/d
Fun route, no way 12b. Sep 2, 2017
I went back and did this route last weekend, probably the first time since doing the FA back in the '90s, and I think I rated it based on staying very true to the bolt line down low. Avoiding the flakes to the left completely is rather contrived, and using the most obvious holds while not straying too far from the bolts is definitely easier than 12b and more like 11d. Sep 25, 2017

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