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Blossoming Bosoms 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 170'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Don LaMoureaux & Mark Nelson 7-15-07
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Submitted By: Buff Johnson on Jan 22, 2008

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The name given in the spirit also of She's a Moaner - trad girls (1 on first ever lead) on an adjacent line to us were looking really good.

The line takes the natural seam to climber's right of Roof Bypass and stays right of the sport line & anchor for some spicy face climbing & a couple of finger locks, then joins up with Roof Bypass at the end, belay was rope around boulder & a cam, walk off as with other routes.

If you split it up into two pitches by moving left and use the sport anchor, you miss the fun cruxy moves.


The line takes the natural seam to climber's right of Roof Bypass and stays right of the sport line & anchor.

We checked with everyone we knew over the past season about this line; no-one has indicated a climb on it. It's just a fun, spicy, trad line.


Varied pro to 3" & no bolts, with a couple of spicy sections including the crux, 50+M (we used 60M rope).

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By Buff Johnson
Oct 20, 2012

This is a great rack route! Stopping at the bolt anchor takes the spicy crux out.
By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 9, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Sorry to hear that but hmmm... I led through what I thought was the crux, placed a piece high in the last crack (just below the anchor ledge for Roof Bypass), then made a rather exciting traverse to the bolted anchor. Definitely wouldn't want to traverse low, up and left, using the last bolt of TtYS. :-P
By Gretchen Weber
Sep 4, 2017

In the Colorado Falcon guidebook, it has bolts at the top of the 2nd pitch. We looked around for a while then rapped off a tree, but our rope didn't reach the first set of anchors, so we had to sling a large rock feature in order to get down, but where the hell is the second anchor on this climb?
By Buff Johnson
Sep 4, 2017

It's just a boulder up top and a walkoff. There is no bolt anchor(s) on this line. Sounds like most people move off-line and grab that sport anchor in the middle, but you basically bypass the sweet finger locking crux. Makes it easier, but it's not really the trad line. Trad, 1 pitch, approx 170ft.

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