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Type: Sport, 85 ft
FA: Graham Blandy
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Shared By: Andrew Sletto on Feb 22, 2017 with updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Start on the steep slab just left of Unknown, 5.6. Sharp crimps lead you through the first couple clips straight into the roof and up to the overhanging arete. Fight the pump physically and mentally, DON'T bail right! Pull an exciting mantel over the lip, and finish on easy slab to the top. Right as you start to feel a little runout, there should be a piton to clip before the anchors.

Location

This is right of Unknown, 5.6.

Protection

7 bolts, 1 piton, and a 2 bolt anchor.

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Austin Runyon
Lakewood, Colorado
  5.12a
Austin Runyon   Lakewood, Colorado
  5.12a
Good work on this sweet route, Graham! There's always a bolt where you want it. Both pulling the roof and the mantel move are amazing. I would say it goes at 11+/12- depending on style. If you're a bit taller, you can make a few moves significantly less difficult. All in all, a great addition to Catslab. Mar 5, 2017
aikibujin
Castle Rock, CO
  5.11d
aikibujin   Castle Rock, CO
  5.11d
Quite a fun route. The anchor could have been placed right at the 7th bolt above the mantel ledge. The little extra bit of climbing above the 7th bolt really doesn't add anything to the route and may actually distract a little from the fun moves below. Apr 15, 2017
Wes F
DENVER, COLORADO
 
Wes F   DENVER, COLORADO
 
This is good stuff. Don't blow the second clip! The undercling traverse to the arete packs a serious pump. May 21, 2017
David McAllister
Denver, CO
David McAllister   Denver, CO
This is a fantastic line to the end of the headwall. However, lowering/rapping over that ledge is death for a rope. I really suggest a rebolting of anchors at the top of the headwall, skipping the twenty extra feet of cactus, choss 5.6 climbing. While lowering off the route yesterday, I escaped left onto a ledge as my rope was getting chewed to smithereens. Just climbed back up and pulled draws. Great vision and line, but beware the lowering/rapping. That ledge is hungry for sheath. May 29, 2017
ALuckyDuck
Denver, CO
 
ALuckyDuck   Denver, CO
 
Agree with above, the route should have ended after the mantel. Continuing above that is chossy, protected by a suspect pin, easy/boring climbing with serious ledge potential. Everything up to the mantel is very fun and well-bolted though! Aug 3, 2017

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