Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Mark Rolofson on September 18, 2002
Page Views: 338 total · 16/month
Shared By: Mark Rolofson on May 9, 2017
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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This route ascends a technical, bulging face. Climb up a short, left-leaning ramp to reach the 1st bolt. Climb up & right on small & poor holds (.12b/c) into a tiny, right-facing corner or scoop. Reach a good jug below the 5th bolt. Make a difficult high step onto the jug with tiny edges for handholds. 5.11 moves lead to a stance below the ceiling & the anchor.


It is right of Sloping Surprise.


6 bolts and a 2 bolt anchor.


Denver Colorad
ANGUS WIESSNER   Denver Colorad
This route's awesome. Just get on it. May 5, 2018
Rick Vermeil
Erie, CO
Rick Vermeil   Erie, CO
Agreed with Angus above. This line doesn't look like much from the ground but has great movement on nice holds and really packs a punch in a short distance. Very bouldery from start to bolt 4 then allows for a good rest before the second crux. Technical crux at bolt 3, then the second crux off a jug at bolt 5 with a cool heel hook mantel on tiny crimps (maybe where the name came from?). Nov 6, 2018
Mark Rolofson
Boulder, CO
Mark Rolofson   Boulder, CO
Actually the name comes from an old slang used by George W. Bush. Bush said in regards to weapons inspections, that Saddam Hussein was trying to crawfish is way out. 2002 was pre-Iraq War, & I hoped that Bush was just putting pressure on Saddam to fully comply. We found out differently in March 2003. Bush wasn't going to let Saddam crawfish his way out on our invasion. Some of my routes names are a commentary on world events & politics.

Rick, I like your interpretation of the name, even though I never thought of it that way. Climbing is meant to be an escape from politics & the insanity of our world. Unfortunately, we can't completely ignore the grim reality we are facing today under Trump that includes war with China, Russia, & Iran plus the possibility for a nuclear war. I hope everyone voted, & their vote will count. We need to change the course of history so we still have a livable planet to climb on. Nov 6, 2018