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Baja Ha Ha 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Ric & Cindy Geiman, Oct., '04
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Submitted By: Bosier Parsons on Nov 11, 2009

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    This is one of my favorite routes at Red Rocks. The climb is in between The Ripple Effect and High H2O. Shorter folks will start on top of the blocks below and left of the first chalked holds. Taller folks can probably just pull off the holds directly from the ground. Climb up past the flakes and about 5 bolts to a steep and thinner crux move. This crux move was a bit of a reach for me, but well protected. Gain a big ledge, then move up and right through the roof and finish on easier ground with some fragile rock.


    8 or 9 bolts. 2-bolt anchor.

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    Rock Climbing Photo: Logan finishing Baja Ha Ha.
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    By mountainmicah83
    From: Colorado Springs
    Apr 15, 2010
    rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

    As of 4/7/2010, the first bolt is missing.
    By Bill Olszewski
    From: Colorado Springs, CO
    Sep 12, 2011

    Great route! Delicate movement through the first half, vertical jugging through the second.

    First bolt hanger has been replaced.
    By Phil Raymond
    From: Minneapolis MN
    Aug 26, 2012

    I've been wanting to try this one but the first bolt is missing (again?), and I can't bring myself to commit without it.
    By StaceyM
    Sep 16, 2012
    rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

    First bolt is there now.
    By Zach Wahrer
    From: Bozeman, MT
    Jun 14, 2013
    rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

    The first bolt is gone. Recommend stick clipping as the first 3 or 4 moves are definitely the crux. Both anchor bolts could use replacement. The left one has a spinning hanger and is loose, the right one is loose. Both sound "cruchy" when you wiggle the hangers.
    By Bilbrey
    Mar 8, 2015
    rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13

    The first bolt is probably 25 feet off the ground. I'm guessing there is a missing bolt. The crux for me was the moves leading to the first bolt. It's committing. It's borderline R. A fall from just before the first bolt is somewhat dangerous, but the ground is soft sand. If your belayer is a good spotter, he or she can stop you from falling into the trees if you do fall.
    By Chris Harris
    Feb 8, 2017

    I climbed this route on 2/4/2017. It's a great technical route, but the rock around the anchor point and last two bolts is completely hollow. I wouldn't advise climbing it, but if you do, please use caution.

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