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Battle of the Bulge T,S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Prissy Prancin' T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Streakers T,S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Tetherly Designs T,S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Tower Dogs T,S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Valley Boys T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: James Dickson
Page Views: 84 total · 2/month
Shared By: Leo Paik on Oct 24, 2013
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Seasonal Raptor Closures Details

Description

This is an obvious line connecting cracks up the middle of the crag. It's easier than it looks, but it has a decent amount of fragile and detached flakes, so tug carefully.

Move up below a funky, proboscis-like bulge. Pass it on the left. Continue through another short crack. Pay attention to the flakes as you tug from here to the top.

There is a tall boulder and tree a bit further back to use for an anchor. We went to the Tetherly Designs line to rap off, but it is decently exposed. You may be able to walk off to the right.

For me, the abundance loose features made it hard to give it a star.

Location

This goes up a set of discontinuous cracks up the middle of the crag.

Protection

The line can be protected with a rack to a #1 Camalot. For the anchor, an old size #3.5 and #4 Camalot and a tree can be used. Lots of slings help, perhaps 30+'. Be careful about having slings go over some of the loose blocks if you use the tree.

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Jay Eggleston
Denver
  5.7
Jay Eggleston   Denver
  5.7
This route is fun as a "warm up" but does not have that much interesting climbing. All the loose stuff is easily avoided, but there is some present. I only used a tree as an anchor to fix a line, but if you are top roping, you will need long slings as the trees are a ways back. May 6, 2014