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2**6 S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Another Earth S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Aurora Sports Park S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Earth First S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Earth Mover S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
East Colfax T,S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Fill In The Blanks S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
For The Grandchildren S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
For the Children S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Good Earth, The S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Handy Work T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Heaven & Earth S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Hunting Party S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
I Did! I Did! S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Just A Smidgen Harder S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
One For All S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Planet Earth S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Speeding Ticket S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Steve's Wild Turkey Day S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Sylvester S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
To the Ends of the Earth S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Tweety S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Warn 'er T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
When I'm 64 S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Wild Bore S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Type: Sport, 65 ft
FA: Greg Hand & PH, 3/2014
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Shared By: Greg Hand on Mar 21, 2014
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures Details

Description

This has interesting climbing marred only by some ledges.

Location

50 yards down river from For the Children is (for want of a better name) The Warner Brothers Pinnacle, located right on the trail. This is the leftmost route. The top of this pinnacle has three 1/2" bolts that appear to be one terminal for a slackline, possibly across the river.

Protection

7 bolts (plus an optional sling on a horn) to a 2-bolt anchor.

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Jay Eggleston
Denver
  5.9
Jay Eggleston   Denver
  5.9
This is another good route and good for those breaking into this level of leading. There are several good rest ledges. Apr 17, 2014
Reminds me of The Sport Park, with route crowding. At the top of this formation, you have 3 routes converging... as well as POOR bolt placements for a safety aspect.

Some of these bolts leave your quickdraw, rope end biner cross-loaded on edges of the rock.

Very dangerous as cross loading can easily break a biner in a leader fall. Jun 6, 2014
Byron Igoe  
 
I loved this route. I think it's 5.8 for tall people. I thought the bolt placement was good. I may have used an alpine draw or two. Nice to meet Greg on the way out. Thanks for bolting this! Aug 19, 2014
Tasha1984
Denver, Colorado
Tasha1984   Denver, Colorado
Very fun and interesting crux about a third of the way up. Sep 22, 2014
Chip Loomis
  5.8
Chip Loomis  
  5.8
It seemed bolted well to me. I do have various length quickdraws though, and I think I used a slightly longer once. Felt like a 5.8 compared to other 5.8s in the canyon. Aug 21, 2016
Nick Tripp
  5.8
Nick Tripp  
  5.8
I also found this to be mediocrely bolted. I agree with Jim Amidon - some of the bolts leave the bottom biner of the draw dangerously levered over an edge - this could have been easily solved by simply bolting a few inches higher.

I also think that all the routes at East Colfax are bolted with 2x as many bolts as are necessary - it makes it nice for nervous people, but clipping a bolt every move is huge overkill for all but the greenest of the green leader. Skip ‘em if you don’t need ‘em! Mar 16, 2018

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