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1937 route T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Beached Whale (Unknown 2) S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Central Corner T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Dave Bell Memorial S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Eastern Front T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Lookatdat S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Skin the Cat (Unknown 1) S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Vegomatic T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Wally World T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
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Type: Sport, 105 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: rob bauer on Dec 29, 2013
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This is not mine, but it is an interesting route with 2 cruxes.

The 1st bolt is hidden in a dish about 10' up, just left of that tree (not the best place; it may actually be for Easy Out). I didn't use it, since I started a few feet to the left, angling slightly toward the big ledge with obvious bolts in the headwall. Surmount this and get to the bulgy crux (where I executed a Beached Whale maneuver). I believe the original line went over the bulge using the crack 4' left, but the new bolts go straight up to the anchor.

Pretty nifty!

Location

This is near the center of the wall, just left of Easy Out (a right-tending diagonal seam covered by a tree leaning against face). You can see a bolt in a face 20+ feet up.

Protection

6 or 7 bolts to double chain anchors.

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Chip Loomis
  5.9+
Chip Loomis  
  5.9+
So true with the namesake. The directly above was also cruxy, thin for 5.9 Oct 16, 2016
plantmandan
Brighton, CO
  5.9 PG13
plantmandan   Brighton, CO
  5.9 PG13
The route is fun, a little dicey at the crux bulge and above. If you use the crack to the left of the bulge, there is potential for a nasty fall. Sep 3, 2017

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