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Racing Stripes

5.12a, Sport, 60 ft,  Avg: 2.8 from 5 votes
FA: Buster Jesik, Tod Anderson
Colorado > S Platte > Devil's Head > Wipeyur Buttress
Access Issue: Raptor Closures Details

Description

This route goes up the green/yellow lichened face between The Throne Room (5.12d in the black streak) on the left, and Upperdeck-n-spackle (a 5.10b jug haul) on the right.

Some intense stemming down low took me to some incut crimps, to a throw to the huge rounded knob on the ledge after the 2nd bolt. From there, the route is pumpy but all there.

This is a really fun route - great jugs and fun moves on overhanging solid rock. Maybe it is a little easy for the grade, since the crux is so short-lived....

Location

Off the Upper Deck Ledge, this route goes up the green/yellow lichened face between The Throne Room (5.12d in the black streak) on the left, and Upperdeck-n-spackle (a 5.10b jug haul) on the right.

Protection

8 bolts and 2 shared anchor bolts with Upperdeck-n-spackle.

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At bolt two.
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[Hide Comment] FA - Buster Jesik, Tod Anderson. Oct 27, 2015
Geoff U
Centennial, CO
  5.11+
[Hide Comment] Great route, though the initial crux is very height-dependent. Nov 24, 2017