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Routes in Permission Wall

Badges? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Badges T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Elwood P. Dowd S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Harvey S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Permission Granted T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Toprope TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Wounded Knee S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
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Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Alex A., Siva Surapanani
Page Views: 2,169 total · 42/month
Shared By: Alex A on Aug 9, 2014
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Harvey is the 1st bolted route on the Permission Wall. Climb the face up and left of small tree to bulge crux, below the 5th bolt.

Harvey is the 6'3" 1/2 tall, invisible white rabbit, aka the Pooka, a benign but mischievous creature from Celtic mythology.

The 3 routes Elwood P. Dowd, The Pooka, and Harvey are a tribute to Mary Chase, who owned part of Staunton Park. She wrote the play Harvey, that be came the classic movie Harvey, 1950, staring James Stewart, as Elwood P. Dowd.

Location

At the base of the Meadow Dome, just as you enter the corridor on the left, the Permission Wall starts, there's steep slab with 2 bolted routes,

Protection

8 plus anchors.

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Todd Felix
  5.9
Todd Felix  
  5.9
This line feels forced to me; the bolts don't follow where the rock leads you. Especially at the crux, as noted in the description (5.10 to follow the bolt line, easier in either direction). I also wonder if the arĂȘte just right would have been a better route. Bolts are reasonably spaced though, so it's a safe climb. Worth climbing I guess, if you're standing there...which you will be because this is where the trail meets the rock. Oct 6, 2014
Bill Farrand  
 
The previous commenter said this route was contrived. I thought it was a good route. I think it was far less contrived than a significant fraction of the routes put up in Boulder Canyon in the last 10 years! It is a nice warm-up or end of the day route. Aug 2, 2015
Carl H.  
Thought this was a good warm-up...and located nicely for first climb after the hike in. Jun 27, 2016
Nickc Diaz  
 
Lost shoe found at Permission Wall today. It was in the area of where the guy who stated he bolted this route was. There also seemed to be a meetup group and possibly trail building group in the area. Jul 15, 2017

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