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Routes in Bowns and Long Canyon

Ring Breaker, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: Vale Zins, Anus
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Shared By: Anus Herder on May 21, 2016
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description [Edit]

Plenty of good splitters in this small area! Start in the water on good hands which turns into tight hands then ring locks (crux). Use a few good faceholds when in the ringlock section. Then finish out the climb by stepping to the right side of the crack to gain a ledge below a tips/fingers dihedral. This is a good stance to huck a gainer into the water below.
On the FA a nose ring was ripped out at the crux be prepared.

Theres an OW to the right, left and another hand crack to the left that we climbed.

Location [Edit]

This climb is just before the turn into Bowns or Long Canyon. It is on the north side between miles 74 and 75. It is in a small inlet into the north side of the canyon. It is most easily seen by the splitter off-width that is 3 crack systems to the right.

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Owen Murphy
Fort Collins, CO
Owen Murphy   Fort Collins, CO
Don't mean to sound like a downer here but I went and stuck my hands in a bunch of the lake cracks. Its all shit. Full of small clams and white mud. Not worth climbing. Dec 26, 2017

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