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Kinnder Rooten T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c X
Lady Godiva T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a X
Most Honorable Hose Bag T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b X
Rotwand Route T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X
Witch's Brew T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Yes Fragile T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Pat Ament
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Shared By: Eric Klammer on Apr 29, 2014
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Located less than 100 yards above the lower parking lot, Most Honorable Hose Bag follows a difficult to distinguish, left-rising weakness towards a large groove at the top of the wall. Protection is almost non-existent, with what little found most likely not worthy of holding a fall. I found no pro in the last 35' to 40', with a fall from the top likely a grounder.

Broken rock, difficult route finding, and the scarcity of protection make this route a serious undertaking; however, a confident and experienced Eldo climber should have little trouble. Step lightly, pull gently, and enjoy the "experience" of climbing this route!


This is directly above the lower parking lot, on the left if driving in. From here, it is best to consult the guidebook as the cliff has few distinguishing features.


Very little, a couple of nuts and cams to 1". Long slings are useful for wandering placements and slinging small bushes.


Eric Klammer
Boulder, CO
Eric Klammer   Boulder, CO
It should also be mentioned that climbing on the lower South Rotwand wall is probably not a great idea when the lower parking lot is full. Approaching the wall, we both sent numerous small rocks down the hill towards the lot below. It could become an expensive (and not to mention dangerous) day very quickly. Apr 30, 2014