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Routes in The Big Five

A Committee of Two S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Call Me Bwana S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cape Buffalo S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dumbo S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Harvey S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Hungry, Hungry Hippos S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Leopard, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lion King S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Pink Elephants On Parade S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
White Rhino S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: Greg Hand & PH (Fall 2015)
Page Views: 576 total · 22/month
Shared By: Greg Hand on Nov 28, 2015
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Seasonal Raptor Closures Details

Description

Find big holds at the roof, then solve the crux puzzle. Easier but fun climbing leads to the anchors.

Location

From Sun Tan Ledge, aim for the first bolt near the small pine tree below the roof.

Protection

8 or 9 bolts to 2-bolt Fixe ring anchors.

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Jay Eggleston
Denver
  5.10a
Jay Eggleston   Denver
  5.10a
I think this route is 10a. There are lots of holds above the roof, but the bolters chose the line they wished to climb. I did not find much loose rock. Jan 2, 2016
Houston Zboe
Denver
Houston Zboe   Denver
First off, this route is fun. Challenging if you want it to be, lots of variety. That being said, it isn't a 5.10. I'd be more willing to accept the rating if the bolts stayed right over the roof, but they swing left in some easier territory. I'll call it a comfortable 5.9, but hey, it's brand new, there are bound to be discrepancies.

Much more importantly, THiS AND ALL ROUTES HERE ARE NEW! THERE IS LOOSE ROCK EVERYWHERE!!!! Be careful when you climb. We're thinking of going back with a hammer and breaking stuff away, but in the meantime be careful! The little 5 are great and solid for aspiring leaders and beginners of ask ages. Great find, hope it gets cleared up a bit for safety. Wear a helmet and have fun! Dec 19, 2015