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Binky of the Mountains 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: TK & DM, Eagle, 2011
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: TKeagle on Oct 18, 2014

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This is a short climb dedicated to a friend lost in 2009, Mikey Brown - aka Binky of the Mountains.

It is short and sweet with several fun variations. The route is just past an easy 5.6 just to the right called CC (also with a plaque at base) that is a good introductory kid's/beginner's climb for the area.


Once you top out on the trail under Osso Bocco, walk west until you see the route. You can't miss dead tree limbs hanging over the top left side of the route. The crux moves are after C4 - use your feet!


5 bolts to chain anchors.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Yep...that be Binky (photo by T. Prigg).
Yep...that be Binky (photo by T. Prigg).

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By Joncharlesdavis
Jun 14, 2015
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

My favorite route so far at the upper tier. Had more trouble on this than Simpatico and more straightforward.
By Michael R
From: Vail Valley, CO
May 5, 2016

Been up this route several times, our favorite at the Upper Tier. For a fun variation on top rope, stay farther right (too far to clip the first 3 bolts). Looks thin from below but has good holds. Aim towards the crack that is right of the 4th bolt, and finish on route.

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