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BB King 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Kirk Miller, Ken Trout, Marsha Trout
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Kirk Miller on Oct 8, 2010

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Jen cruising the first few bolts on BB King.



This route offers fun face climbing in a great setting.


Start at the base and diagonal up and left to finish near the center of the top of the slab.


10 bolts to ring and chain anchors.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Mark about halfway up.
Mark about halfway up.
Rock Climbing Photo: Rockin' with the King.  At bolt 7 of 10 on BB King...
Rockin' with the King. At bolt 7 of 10 on BB King...

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By Dave Clark 5.10
From: Golden, CO
Oct 15, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

A bit of variety on this one, with the sloping crack near the bottom and some features higher up that break up the face climbing. Thin crux moves similar to Brain and Gun, but less sustained.
By Andrew S.
From: Bouldurr
Jul 6, 2011

Climbing is a little thinner on the right side on the upper section.
By Zaac
Apr 28, 2012
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Fun route, crux is slabby upper mid section. Probably a little bit harder than a 5.9.
By Chick on Crack
From: Superior, CO
May 20, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Super fun crack traverse. I gave this a 10a rating, but I think I went off route to climb a face with thin holds, around the mid-section of the route. I always overcomplicate climbs. I loved the variation of movement on this route. Nice setting, fellas!
By teece303
From: Highlands Ranch, CO
Jun 2, 2014
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

I love this route. Fun start, neat traversing, nice little crux up high. Watch for broken glass at the top. This is the hardest of the three 5.9 routes on this face. If you are not careful in your routefinding, I think you can make this feel more like 5.10a.
By Parker Wrozek
From: Denver, CO
Jul 26, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I thought this was the best route of the 3 5.9s. Great fun.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Sep 14, 2014
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

This was the most difficult of the three 9s on the face, but I don't think it is a 10. I gave it a 9+ rating. It is safely bolted and fun.
By A. Bandos
Oct 17, 2015
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

My new favorite 9 in the canyon. Fun and very sustained. Great rock quality on all of the climbs too.

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