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Aretnophobia S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Batso Canal S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Bear's Choice S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Bear's Choice Easy Variation S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Beasto S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Berga S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Box of Rain S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Buckets of Rain S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Cut Loose S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Dirt Trek T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Gondolier Arete S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Holiday Road S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Ivy League S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lambada S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Lame Line T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Levada S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Made In The Shade S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Panama Red S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Ridin' the Moon Buggy T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Ripple S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Route Canal T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Snake Eyes S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Turkey Jerky S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Venice Beach S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Walking With A Ghost S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Whopper, The S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
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Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Bruce Hildenbrand and Dale Haas
Page Views: 599 total · 80/month
Shared By: Bruce Hildenbrand on Nov 7, 2017
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description [Edit]

Climb straight up past three bolts, then angle up and right to the obvious dihedral with the crux at the sixth bolt.

The route is named for the Nazi concentration camp in which my dad was interned during the final months of WWII. He was 6'2" and weighed 88 lbs when liberated. You can read his memoir here: marshallfoundation.org/100t….

Location [Edit]

Berga starts about 15 feet left of Beasto. The first bolt was added after the FA to make the route more user friendly. It's a stretch to clip, but that was the only good location.

Rappel or lower from Mussy hooks.

Protection [Edit]

Nine 3/8" SS wedge bolts and hangers for protection and two of the same at the anchor.

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Kenny Holton
Golden, CO
 
Kenny Holton   Golden, CO
 
Fun route! Didn’t know which route we were on because we were just using the Denver climbing guide at first, nonetheless it was fun. I don’t know about a 5.9, more like an 8. Enjoyable for sure. It was a good route for my partner to lead while she was in town! Oct 24, 2017
Nick Esker
Golden
Nick Esker   Golden
Awesome addition to Canal Zone! Beware of loose blocks. There's one on the right early on, and a big flake held in by dirt just below the 5th or 6th bolt. Maybe 2 5.9 moves on the whole thing. The rest is much easier but still super fun. Apr 12, 2018
Dale and I went up on the route today to inspect the reported loose blocks. The block with the X on it to the right between the 2nd and 3rd bolts moved a little, but there was no way I could remove it nor did it look like it was going to fall out any time soon. I found a few small flakes of rock between the 5th and 6th bolt in a crack on the right where the other loose block was reported to be. Either the climber was referring to these small stones or someone had already removed the offending block.

On lead and on rappel I couldn't find any other loose blocks. 2 days ago

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