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5000 Candles in the Wind T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Backdoor Man S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Branching Out S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Executioner, The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Happy Endings S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
If and Only If S 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Implements of Destruction S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
New Beginnings T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Number of the Beast, The S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Rat Dance T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c PG13
Ride Around the Block T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Soaked in Sin T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Tanuki T 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Two in the Pink T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Uncertainty Principle , The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Unshackled S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Zed's Dead T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Chandler Van Schaack & Shaun Reed, 3/25/17
Page Views: 357 total, 40/month
Shared By: ChanVan Schaack on Mar 25, 2017
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Falcon Closures Details

Description

This is basically a direct, all-gear start to "Backdoor Man" that follows the overhanging, double cracks in pink rock between the regular start of "Backdoor Man" and "Tanuki." It packs some powerful climbing with bomber gear into about 40 feet and connects to "Backdoor Man" at the fourth bolt. It is definitely way harder than the standard start to "Backdoor Man" but also way cooler, at least in the first ascentionists' opinions :) Be sure to get your gear right, as the ground slopes up somewhat with the route, so any blown pieces could be bad.

Location

Start 20 feet left of "Tanuki" and "Branching Out," and climb the overhanging twin cracks up to the fourth bolt of "Backdoor Man".

Protection

We used a total of seven pieces ranging from a blue Metolius up to a red camalot. A yellow/blue Metolius offset is useful but not mandatory. If you don't bring one, bring two yellow Metolius Mastercams. Once you hit the fourth bolt of "Backdoor Man," it is all bolts from there to the anchors.

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Monty
Golden, CO
 
Monty   Golden, CO  
 
Great work, guys! I knew someone would knockout that direct start sooner than later. Mar 26, 2017