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Beer for Life S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Fleas and Ticks S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Into the Black S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Out of the Blue S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Purrrfect Puppy, The S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Stray Cat S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Top Dawg S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Type: Sport, 85 ft
FA: Mark Roth and Jay Eggleston
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Shared By: Mark Roth on Dec 10, 2014 with updates from garrick steele
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures & Rockfall Mitigation Project Details

Description

Follow the black bolts and jugs over a v-shapped notch in the right side of a wide overhang. Head up a rounded arĂȘte angling slightly to the left. Watch out for the runout between the 4th and 5th bolt (a bolt has been added, no need for gear now). There is another fun overhang at the 7th bolt. 2 more clips lead to a nice stance and the anchor.

A 5.6 ish 2nd pitch can be climbed on gear. It's fun and well-protected with a single set of cams up to a #4. You can head over to the Out of the Blue anchor to get down.

The big roof left of pitch one has been toproped, maybe 11a? It's filthy but fun.

Location

When the trail hits the rock, go left to a big flat staging area. This route climbs the v-shaped break in the overhang halfway between Into the Black and Out of the Blue. Look for black bolts.

Protection

9 bolts and mussy hook anchor.

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Jay Eggleston
Denver
  5.9-
Jay Eggleston   Denver
  5.9-
The overhang near the bottom is the hardest part. Going directly straight up is the best way to surmount it. Left or right is more difficult. The route is a fun addition to the wall. I only used a 0.3 Camalot, but more gear can be placed. Dec 11, 2014
Ethan Little
Longmont, CO
5.9 PG13
Ethan Little   Longmont, CO
5.9 PG13
Fun moves through the crux roof. I gave it a PG-13 rating due to the high 3rd bolt (10' of easier climbing above the roof with ledge/groundfall potential) and the ~20' runout between bolts 4 and 5. Still some loose rock and dirt, but that's to be expected with a new route. Definitely adds some excitement for the confident leader. Dec 22, 2014
Do not stray left on the upper 1/3 of this route as there is a giant loose flake held on by just the tip. There is a small "x" block underneath the really big, dangerous one. This would be a good candidate for a trundle with a ground crew to keep passers by out of the way. Mar 13, 2015
Mark Roth
Boulder
  5.9
Mark Roth   Boulder
  5.9
Tod, very true about the block. I jumped up and down on it, and it wouldn't go, but if you stay on the bolt line, you won't disturb it. It would certainly be bad to be there if it ever fell. I'll try to take care of it soon.... Mar 13, 2015
Jay Eggleston
Denver
  5.9-
Jay Eggleston   Denver
  5.9-
The anchor is more like 85' up, not 100'. Jul 4, 2016
Mark Roth
Boulder
  5.9
Mark Roth   Boulder
  5.9
The giant loose block has been removed, and thanks for the hooks... ASCA? Dec 1, 2017
Jay Eggleston
Denver
  5.9-
Jay Eggleston   Denver
  5.9-
9 bolts now. No need for a cam. Dec 1, 2017

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