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Everything Rhymes with Orange

5.9, Sport, 85 ft,  Avg: 2.5 from 84 votes
FA: Kevin Capps, 2016
Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > High Wire Crag
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures & Rockfall Mitigation Project - Completed Details
Access Issue: Closure 8/22/18-10/16/18 7a-5p weekdays Details

Description

This has interesting start moves to the first bolt followed by sustained 5.8 slab to the roof. Find the jugs over the roof, and get a high left foot on the lip to reach the last bolt and the anchor. The start and finish cruxes bump this to 5.9.

Location

It is the farthest left route on High Wire directly adjacent to Pony Up.

Protection

8 bolts comfortably spaced to a 2 bolt anchor with quicklinks.

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Heading up to clean the TR anchor on an unnamed route at High Wire.
[Hide Photo] Heading up to clean the TR anchor on an unnamed route at High Wire.
Will at the roof of Everything Rhymes with Orange, 06/25/2018, different angle.
[Hide Photo] Will at the roof of Everything Rhymes with Orange, 06/25/2018, different angle.
Will at the roof of Everything Rhymes with Orange, 06/25/2018.
[Hide Photo] Will at the roof of Everything Rhymes with Orange, 06/25/2018.

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Chris Ham
  5.9+
[Hide Comment] Very fun climb that's not in the guidebook. Always remember to reference Mountain Project in addition to using a book! The crux over the bulge did feel harder than 5.9, but I think it's totally dependent on your comfort with manteling. I think solid 10 climbers will find this easy vs. those new leaders who might have a tougher time with the spookiness. 5.9+ seems solid. Nov 20, 2017
John RB
Superior, CO
 
[Hide Comment] This climb was not in the 2014 Capps/Lloyd guide, but is in the 2017, 2nd ed. Capps guide. The new guide has this,\ and tons of other new routes, plus new sections and updates from the 1st ed. Well worth owning if you climb in Clear Creek at all. Apr 30, 2018
Chris Patterson
Henderson, NV
[Hide Comment] The nut, hanger, and washer? came off one of the protection bolts while I was rapping off Saturday, 18 May, 2019. We left the nut and hanger in the register box at the trailhead but didn't find the washer. Hardware looked okay, so I'm guessing it just spun off somehow. There were a couple other lose nuts I noticed on the way down. I got them hand tight but didn't have a wrench with me. May 19, 2019
Kevin Capps
Golden, CO
 
[Hide Comment] The hanger is back on the bolt, and all bolts are torqued down. May 19, 2019