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Routes in The Coliseum

Apollo Reed S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
BC S 5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Journeyman S 5.14b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b
Mercy Seat, The S 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Metz Hill Parking S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Obitchuary S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Pod S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Reckless Abandon S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Still Life S 5.14b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b
Super Pod S 5.14d 9a 35 XI 36 E10 7c
Surfer Rosa S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Tobacco Road S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Ben Spannuth
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Shared By: ChrisHau on Jun 11, 2017
Admins: Pnelson, Ladd, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones, Shawn Heath

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The king line of the Coliseum resisted all challengers until Ben Spannuth stepped into the ring in 2012.

Grind through the bottom few bolts of Apollo to warmup, then break right to perform a long move before a difficult boulder problem on great stone. The boulder can be done with careful body positioning and several tic-tac moves or with a powerful deadpoint.

After a small rest at the base of the dihedral, gear up for some double-digit bouldering involving a condition-dependent pinch, wicked core tension, and a dramatic swing.


Start on Apollo, and then instead of clipping bolt 6, step right and proceed upwards to the looming dihedral.


Bolts to a bolt anchor.


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