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Are We Not Men 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b PG13

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b PG13 [details]
FA: Charly Oliver and Stuart Schneider, 1979.
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Submitted By: Michael Komarnitsky on Jan 1, 2001

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    Climb the larger right-facing dihedral of two, directly below the tiny roof. Climb up, turn the easy roof, and continue straight up the face.


    Look for the two trees, and bring long slings (20 feet).

    Photos of Are We Not Men Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: Getting into the thin section.
    Getting into the thin section.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Per M. Morley:  1 - I, Robot. 2 - Are We Not Men. ...
    BETA PHOTO: Per M. Morley: 1 - I, Robot. 2 - Are We Not Men. ...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Steve T. leading Are We Not Men?
    Steve T. leading Are We Not Men?

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    By Kevin Craig
    May 28, 2005

    Though listed as a TR, this is a pretty good lead as well. The roof (crux) protects well but be prepared to run it out about 10-15' on good holds after passing the roof. The next good pro is a #5 Stopper in a crack out to the right where the next higher roof starts. Standard rack works well; nothing too big or super small needed.
    By percious
    From: Bear Creek, CO
    Jun 26, 2008
    rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

    I also think this is a good lead. I think the bottom part is pretty sustained for 5.7. Not a great climb for the blossoming 5.7 leader.
    By Wanderinfree Chrislip
    From: Boulder, CO
    May 13, 2009
    rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R

    Can lead on gear, but be prepared to run it out after you pull the roof. Crack above the roof is flared and a solid 20 feet before you get another piece in.
    By Scott McMahon
    From: Boulder, CO
    Aug 23, 2009
    rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R

    Ditto on the runout. Not much happening after the roof. Feet are pretty decent, hands are ok. Wouldn't recommend falling on the second half. Just push on through and the finish tapers off. Moves are 5.7, but the commitment is much higher.
    By Zane E
    From: Lyons, CO
    Oct 1, 2011

    Climbed up the flake on the right of the normal route to add some excitement to the climb.
    By Alex Vidal
    From: Boulder, CO
    Jun 1, 2015
    rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R

    I may be a glutton for the obscure, but I think this is my favorite moderate at Happy Hour.

    Relative to other climbs at Happy Hour, the climbing in continuous, there are interesting features, and there is an exciting 20ft+ runout on 5.7 terrain to keep things exciting. The roof moves (attacked directly) are cryptic at first, adding to the tasty flavor of this climb.

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